Kathleen Matthews Campaign Calls for Trone Ad to be Pulled (VIDEO)
Candidate for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District Kathleen Matthews campaign says that David Trone’s ad featuring President Obama is “misleading.”
The ad in question features the President attending a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at Trone’s Potomac home. In the ad the President suggests that Trone should run for office.
The Washington Post reported that neither the Democratic National Committee or President are endorsing David Trone.
Matthews campaign released the following statement about Trone’s ad:
“This morning, the Democratic National Committee made it clear that President Obama is not supporting David Trone in this primary. By continuing to run this ad, David is intentionally misleading the voters of the 8th district, and he should pull the spot immediately,” Ethan Susseles, Matthews for Congress campaign manager, said. “David Trone knows the President isn’t endorsing him, and he shouldn’t run an ad suggesting otherwise. You can’t spend enough money to get around the truth.”
Trone’s campaign released this statement in response:
“David is a longtime admirer and supporter of President Obama. He is honored and humbled by the exceedingly gracious comments our President made about him. The President’s words speak for themselves. David was the number one donor for the DNC in 2015. David and June were thrilled to host the President at their home with their family, friends, and our community’s leading Democrats.”