PRESS RELEASE FROM THE COORTDINATED CAMPAIGN OF TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES GARY WADE, CORNELIA CLARK AND SHARON LEE, JULY 30, 2014:
“Whoppers” told by opposition held to “truth test” in new ad; falsehoods upheld by the facts Campaign Team
NASHVILLE – A new television ad going up in markets across Tennessee tomorrow provides a “truth test” for all of the “whoppers” told by those now airing false, negative attacks against Justices Connie Clark, Sharon Lee and Chief Justice Gary Wade.
“Since the beginning, politicians with the intent of a monstrous power grab of our judiciary skewed the truth. Now they are aided by out-of-state, dark money groups who spread the lies,” said Keep Tennessee Courts Fair Manager Brenda Gadd. “We felt it necessary to set the record straight that our Justices have upheld the death penalty about 90 percent of the time, are supported by prosecutors and the State Fraternal Order of Police for the tough on crime positions, and that allegations they are at all connected to the federal Obamacare or ACA law is simply false.”
KTFC provides the ad’s script, along with citations, below.View “Whopper” here.Script backup document. Keep Tennessee Courts Fair is the coordinated campaign for the Committee to Retain Connie Clark (Julian Bibb, Treasurer), the Committee to Retain Justice Lee (T. Lee Sherbakoff, Treasurer) and the Friends of Gary Wade (Sam Furrow, Treasurer). This press release is not an endorsement of any Justice by any other Justice and shall not be construed, cited or used by any person or organization as such an endorsement.