The Professional Oberweis Campaign Continues

His ads got pulled off of the local television stations for violating disclaimer rules in political advertising.  That Bill Pascoe sure is on top of everything:

From the Foster Campaign

Oberweis Ad Pulled Off Local Stations
In continuing pattern of breaking the law, Oberweis’ TV commercial violates FCC regulations

(Geneva, IL) – A television commercial by 14th congressional district candidate Jim Oberweis has been pulled from rotation by WGN and NBC-affiliate WMAQ, in response to violations of Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The ad in question contains multiple failures to comply with disclaimer requirements, representing an attempt on the part of Oberweis to evade responsibility for the allegations levied against Mr. Foster contained in the ad.

This violation comes on the heels of the revelation yesterday that Oberweis appears to have broken federal election law by triggering the Millionaires’ Amendment without notifying his opponent as required by law.

This is not the first time that Oberweis has run afoul of FEC law. After his 2004 U.S. Senate campaign, he was fined $21,000 by the FEC for benefiting from a television ad, in which he appeared, for the Oberweis Dairy. The FEC found that the ad constituted a prohibited corporate contribution to his campaign. [Associated Press, 7/27/07]

In addition, Oberweis used fabricated newspaper headlines to attack his opponent in his 2006 run for Illinois Governor. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/2/06, Chicago Tribune, 3/1/06]

Wow, talk about incompetence.

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