In FEC Deadlocks on Candidate Registration Case, Bloomberg BNA's Kenneth P. Doyle reports:
Emmer, DNC Cases Dismissed
In other action, the FEC voted unanimously to dismiss a case (MUR 6794) involving appearance by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) in a television and internet ad for a home remodeling company. In the video, Emmer stated that he was a candidate for Congress and stood in front of an “Emmer for Congress” sign.
Emmer’s campaign committee acknowledge that Emmer filmed a testimonial for the company at its request but claimed the company was not authorized to broadcast it, and upon learning that the ad was being aired, the campaign committee directed the company to stop.
Bluestem Prairie first reported about the television ad, which appeared during a commercial break during a local Twin Cities professional wrestling show in Tom Emmer shills for Integrity Exteriors and Remodelers as a candidate running for congress.
Here's the ad via Crooks and Liars:
A kind reporter who recognizes a dumpster fire when she sees one put us in contact with a producer with the Colbert Report since we'd downloaded the original YouTube when we saw it. We noted later that year that a Poor country blogger [got] name-dropped in Emmer ad segment on Colbert Report.
Those who filed the dismissed complaint were on their own with that piece of heel work.
Photo: Stephen Colbert, America's greatest patriot, in a screenshot memefied by Dan Feidt. Bluestem was sent a tote bag and ink pen that lit up for sharing an mp4 of the clip. We've never had to figure out many pennies fit in it.
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