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Veterans upset over attack ads

A group of Veterans voice their concerns over some MN attack ads.

Posted: Thu Oct 11 16:39:06 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Oct 11 16:39:07 PDT 2018

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coverage the countdown to the midá term elections is welláunder way... and tonight we're continuing our election team coverage. we've all more than likely seen political attack ads on our computer... táv... even social media. and now three veterans are speaking out... saying some of the ads have gone too far. live káiámát news threes jeremiah wilcox joins us live outside the váfáw... where veterans criticized the ads... jeremiah. katie á the veterans tell me the ad's from the national republican congressional committee and candidate for minnesota district one jim hagedorn are too much... saying they attacking veteran dan feehan and others who have served. inside the váfáw post 12á15... area veterans are fed up. coming from someone who has no idea what it means to put country before self or service before party. one of the veterans speaking out against the ads is vincent lynch. he served in the navy and says he's stepping up because the party that's in power doesn't have the vets interest at heart. one side of the political spectrum controls almost everything all parts of government... the equal playing field isn't there anymore. i reached out to feehans opponent jim hagedorn... he gave a statement saying quote... "the protest by dan feehan's fellow democrats would be better directed at feehan for his opposition to veteran's choosing their own doctors and clinics instead of being trapped in a va system that is unresponsive, inefficient and has contributed to the unfortunate deaths of far too many veterans." i've spoken to some veterans here at the váfá w and they tell me that it doesn't matter what side you're on, the attack ads on táv are unnecessary. it's just getting to be too much. david rude now spends his time working at the váfáw. it's our duty to honor our fallen heroes. he tells me that ads on both sides have reached a level he's never seen before. i'm very disappointed in the tone of not only the minnesota campaigns but the campaigns nationally. vo: feehan's campaign told us that quote: "the fact that first district veterans are speaking out against our opponent comes as no surprise. every day, we hear from people all across southern mn who are disgusted with our opponent's blog posts that belittle veterans and also the commercials that his dc friends are running to katie... it's important to note these veterans were organized by people from the minnesota democratic farmer labor party... which is affliated with the democratic party. reporting live in rochester jeremiah wilcox kimt news 3. thank you jeremiah. the váfáw manager tells kimt they do not support any candidates... and any politcal party is welcome to use their facility. the first
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