Moore campaign pushes back against PAC

Moore campaign pushes back against PAC

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Supporters of Roy Moore rallied in Montgomery Thursday morning, calling for ads produced by the Political Action Committee (PAC) Highway 31, to be pulled from the air.

The campaign called the ads false, saying they "maliciously maligned" Roy Moore, and were hiding millions of dollars from public view.

The campaign earlier sent cease and desist letters to Alabama TV stations who were airing the ads.

Thursday, the Moore campaign sent out a press release saying the TV stations have pulled the ads.

A Highway 31 spokesperson responded, saying, "This ad has been on for 9 days and before Roy Moore sent a crazy letter it was scheduled to be replaced by an ad that tells voters that Roy Moore used his personal charity to pay himself $1 million. Roy Moore's strategy of no debates, ducking questions, and phony threats won't hide the accusations of sexual assault."

Moore's campaign was asked if the republican candidate would support the overturning of Citizens United, the court case which allows PAC's like Highway 31, and "dark money" groups, to operate.

The campaign said no, although suggested it would like to look at potential changes to reporting periods.

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