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Nolan Campaign Asks Mills' to Keep a Promise, Take Down False Negative Ads

Wednesday, the campaign of Congressman Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) called on Stewart Mills III to hold true to his word and take down false negative attack ads that have been produced, approved and paid for by Stewart Mills III.

Even though Stewart Mills III made a promise to run a positive campaign, saying “it's not going to be personal attacks,” his ads have been declared false, and they’ve employed personal character attacks, contrary to his promise.

“We are asking Stewart Mills III, again, to take these false negative ads off the air,” said Nolan campaign manager Joe Radinovich. “They have been declared false and misinform 8th District voters. Moreover, they represent personal character attacks, instead of engaging in a substantive conversation about issues and policy.”

“When Mr. Mills said he was going to run a positive campaign about substantive issues, I was expecting him to hold to his word.” said Congressman Nolan. “His false and negative attacks on me don’t give folks more faith in the democratic process. Stewart Mills III’s ads just make people hate politics. Mr. Mills and I both know independent groups will say all sorts of things that we can’t control, but his ads were a false personal attack paid for and approved by Mr. Mills and his campaign. These false negative ads are an embarrassment.”

One Mills ad (Titled: “Syrians”) claims that refugees would not be vetted before entering the United States and was rated “FALSE” by WCCO’s ‘Reality Check’www.FactCheck.orgKSTP 5 Eyewitness News, and the Brainerd Dispatch journalist who wrote the article cited in the ad.

Nolan Campaign Debuts First Television Ad: "Minnesota Tough"

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s campaign for Congress last week began airing his first television ad of the 2016 cycle: “Minnesota Tough.”

The ad calls attention to the negative attack ads currently airing against Nolan by his Republican challenger, multi-millionaire Stewart Mills III. The ads, personally approved by Mills despite his promise to run a positive campaign, have been declared false and misleading by independent journalists at WCCO, KSTP, and Fact Check.

The ad then turns to the truth: first highlighting Nolan’s rating as one of the 10 Most Effective Members of Congress, it then details his vote to strengthen the screening process for refugees, and his work fighting for a “tougher and smarter” strategy against enemies abroad.

Said Nolan: “I have pledged to run a positive campaign about substantive issues, and I had hoped my opponent Mr. Mills would have done the same. However, as we have seen, Mills has used his inherited wealth to personally approve and then spend millions on false personal attacks that have no place in our political discourse. I’m pleased that with our first ad of the campaign, we can set the record straight, and set a positive example for the voters in Minnesota’s Eighth District.”

1,000 Miners Back to Work, Mustang Pellet Project Breaks Ground

Article by Mark Sauer, Mesabi Daily News

Thanks to Rep. Nolan’s successful push to increase tariffs on foreign steel Cliffs Natural Resources has seen enough demand to break ground on the Mustang Pellet Project, which is part of a $65 million dollar investment by the company into the Iron Range that will put 1,000 miners back to work.

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