Clark Hill PLC
1250 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Charles R. Spies
July 30, 2010
VIA E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Cher Allen
1705 Ast St. Suite 5
Ishpeming, MI 49849
Dear Ms. Allen:
On behalf of Dr. Dan Benishek and the Benishek for Congress Campaign (“Benishek
Campaign”), I write about an advertisement sponsored by the Jason Allen for Congress
campaign (“Allen Campaign”) that is currently airing on WBKP.
This advertisement by Mr. Allen and his campaign intentionally and knowingly
misleads your viewing audience about Dr. Benishek’s strong and well-known opposition
to any tax increases. The advertisement is maliciously false and misleading, and we
request that your station immediately cease and desist from airing this advertisement.
The following two statements in the advertisement are indisputably factually
The MBU advertisement falsely claims that: “[Dan Benishek] (Photo of Dr.
Benishek on screen) wants to raise our taxes.”
“Benishek wants to impose a New National Sales Tax on everything we buy
(Photo of Dr. Benishek on screen)”
The statement that Dan Benishek wants to raise our taxes is demonstrably false.
Benishek has signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge, making clear
that he will “oppose and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals
and/or busineses.” See Attached ATR Pledge Signed by Benishek. In addition, Dr. Benishek
has never supported a new national sales tax, and Jason Allen and his campaign provide no
evidence to support their assertion to the contrary.
Benishek Letter to WBPK Regarding
Allen Campaign False Advertisement
July 30, 2010
The Allen campaign has clearly become increasingly desperate as they fall behind in the
polls, and now has resorted to simply making up lies about Dr. Benishek. Because these
accusations are so clearly false, and the Allen campaign has not even attempted to provide