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New version of radio ad critical of Louisiana gov. running

3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Thursday, March 07 2019 Mar 7, 2019 March 07, 2019 5:15 AM March 07, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A radio ad criticizing Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has been removed from some stations statewide after his campaign complained it had false information.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reported the ads paid for by the political nonprofit Truth In Politics were withdrawn last weekend. Truth in Politics spokesman Jay Connaughton said Wednesday the group voluntarily changed some of the ad's wording and a new version is now running but "the context ... remains the same."

The ad highlights Edwards' skepticism about publicly funded vouchers allowing low-income children to attend private and parochial schools at state expense. The Edwards' campaign says the statement that Edwards "refused to fund early childhood education, not a dime" is untrue.

The campaign says Edwards has included millions for early childhood education in every state budget.

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