Race for Congress heats up with latest round of campaign ads
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
The campaign ads have begun, and while the boxers in Tim Harris' spot have their gloves on, after the ad just released by his opponent Kevin Hern, the gloves are most certainly coming off.
"His new television ad he infers I'm a pig," said Harris.
With an ad titled 'Snout,' Hern shows pigs at a trough followed by an image of Harris.
"It's kind of like, 'Hey, Kevin, you're up to it again, when's it going to stop?'" said Harris.
"Well what it's talking about are just the facts," said Hern.
Earlier this summer Hern signed a Clean Campaign Pledge "making a public commitment to denounce any negative campaigning."
"In that ad what it talks about is what conservative values are, conservative values are not about bringing earmarks back.," said Hern.
"The new idea of earmarks is, sponsor it, let it be known what's being sponsored, what state it's going to and what the cause it. I like transparency," said Harris.
Also making an appearance at Hern's press conference, a giant pledge card in support of a constitutional amendment for term limits.
"I pledge as a member of congress, I will co-sponsor and vote of the US term limits amendment for three house terms and two senate terms and no longer limit," said Hern.
But when asked whether or not he's pledging to term limits for himself…
"No sir, when you do that only the good people leave," "said Hern.
"He's talking about a six year pledge which will never pass in Congress, but he won't limit himself to the six years that he's saying he will sign, yeah, answer that," said Harris.
One thing both candidates agree on; the type of person that should be elected.
"The framers of the constitution talked about being a citizen legislator," said Harris.
"America needs a congress that will be served by citizen legislators," said Hern.