CORNERSTONE and NOM LAUNCH TV AD "THE FEELING IS MUTUAL"
HIGHLIGHTS BILL BINNIE'S SHOCKINGLY LIBERAL POSITIONS ON KEY ISSUES
MANCHESTER – Today, Cornerstone Action and the National Organization for Marriage launched a significant statewide buy on both cable television and WMUR-TV. The new ad, "The Feeling is Mutual," follows the same theme of Cornerstone Action's recent radio ad, "Shockingly Liberal," which highlighted a number of the liberal positions taken by Republican US Senate candidate, Bill Binnie.
The 30 second issue advertisement, “The Feeling is Mutual,” informs voters that Binnie supports abortion to avoid the expense of disabled children (YouTube, Hillsborough County 1/16/10), is “excited” about gay marriage (Concord Monitor, 11/5/09) supports key elements of President Obama’s healthcare legislation (Hotline, 3/25/10), and is open to imposing a European style value added tax on New Hampshire families (YouTube, Windham, NH 5/20/10). The ad concludes by informing voters that Binnie once said he doesn’t like the Republican Party (Chicago Tribune, 11/7/03) and reminds Republican voters that they have the opportunity to tell Binnie, “the feeling is mutual.”
View the ad "The Feeling is Mutual" HERE.
Commenting on the new ad was Cornerstone Action Executive Director, Kevin Smith:
“Bill Binnie has dumped millions of dollars into slick television ads trying to trick Republican voters into believing that he is a conservative,” said Kevin Smith, executive director of Cornerstone Action, the state’s most prominent conservative advocacy group. “In reality, he is shockingly liberal and has taken positions completely at odds with the vast majority of Republicans. It’s time for Republican voters to learn the truth about the man behind those millions in TV ads.”
Also commenting on the new ad was NOM President, Brian Brown:
“NOM is committed to ensuring that Republican voters in New Hampshire understand that Bill Binnie is not a conservative,” said Brian Brown, president of NOM. “He’s a pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, pro-higher taxes liberal. We’re committed to exposing him just as we did liberals Tom Campbell in California and Dede Scozzafava in New York.”
NOM has advertised extensively in New Hampshire in opposition to Governor John Lynch’s decision to impose same-sex marriage on the state. This past June, NOM mounted a successful campaign to defeat Congressman Tom Campbell’s GOP US Senate bid. Campbell led the race before NOM began its ad campaign, but dropped immediately afterwards and finished last in the three-way primary. Earlier this year, NOM led a campaign that forced Scozzafava to drop out of her GOP primary for the US House of Representatives.
**Below is the transcript of the ad, “The Feeling is Mutual”:
Cornerstone Action / National Organization for Marriage
“The Feeling is Mutual” TV Ad
Bill Binnie portrays himself as a conservative. Truth is, he’s shockingly liberal.
SUPER: BINNIE: “I’m pro choice.”
Speaking to Hillsborough County GOP
January 16, 2010
Binnie supports abortion to avoid the expense of disabled children.
SUPER: BINNIE: “Excited” About Gay Marriage
Concord Monitor, November 5, 2009
He’s excited about imposing gay marriage on New Hampshire.
SUPER: BINNIE: “Saw elements [of Obamacare] that he liked.”
Hotline OnCall, March 25, 2010
He’s praised key elements of Obama’s health care bill.
SUPER: BINNIE: “I’m for looking at a value-added tax.”
Speaking in Windham, New Hampshire
YouTube video posted May 20, 2010
He’s even said he’s open to imposing a European-style value added tax on working families.
SUPER: Pro Choice
Supports Gay Marriage
Open to New Taxes
SUPER: BINNIE: “I don’t like the Republican Party.”
Chicago Tribune, November 7, 2003
With these shockingly liberal positions, it’s no wonder Bill Binnie says he doesn’t like the Republican Party.
Paid for by Cornerstone Action and the National Organization for Marriage. Not authorized by any candidate.
Now New Hampshire Republicans can tell Binnie, the feeling is mutual.
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