The ad (which you can view here) says:
"In Oklahoma, we know our name is linked to our reputation.With each line, a relevant background flashes on the screen. However, one of the shots is less than accurate.
Mary Fallin says she loves our Oklahoma values; however, she regularly COMPROMISES those values. Fallin voted for the trillion dollar Wall Street bailout [COMPROMISE]. She's accepted thousands in contributions from bailout beneficiaries [COMPROMISE]. She's requested millions in pork from the Obama stimulus [COMPROMISE].
Do you want Mary Fallin dealing away your values in liberal COMPROMISES? Then don't COMPROMISE your values when you vote for Governor. Vote for Randy Brogdon." [ed. note: all caps indicates red "compromise" stamp on screen]
The ad claims that Mary Fallin has "accepted thousands in contributions from bailout beneficiaries", followed by the word "COMPROMISE" flashing across the screen. The information is attributed in the ad to LegiStorm.com.
However, the screenshot from LegiStorm.com featured in the ad contains information about Fallin's earmark requests, not her campaign contributions. In fact, LegiStorm.com has no campaign finance records posted on their website.
While Fallin may well have received campaign donations from people connected to firms that received bailout money, it is deceptive of the Brogdon campaign to use the wrong source to validate their claim.
It's unfortunate that the Brogdon campaign used misleading information in this advertisement, because it not only wastes their money, but, as mentioned at the beginning of the spot, it affects Randy's name and reputation.
I doubt this was done intentionally, and hope that this was merely an oversight. However, the ends never justify the means. The impression given by the ad is false, and the ad should be pulled.
This is a hard pill for this Brogdon supporter to swallow, but fair is fair, and the truth is the truth. If this had come from any other campaign, I would have felt compelled to report it.