Political Ad Back On The Air Despite Order

Ad says Catherine Templeton fired from DHEC

Patrick Gentry
May 22, 2018 - 2:09 pm

A third-party group has renewed the airing of an ad partially pulled from South Carolina airwaves last week following a cease-and-desist letter from a Republican challenging Gov. Henry McMaster.

Palmetto PAC said it's back on the air Tuesday with the TV spot, which says Catherine Templeton was fired by the state health agency and Revenue Department. It cites an article in which sources told the Post and Courier of Charleston that Templeton had been pushed out.

But in the same article, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who was governor at the time, refuted those sources.

Correspondence obtained by The Associated Press confirmed several stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcasting Group pulled the spot last week. The PAC didn't immediately respond to questions about the revamped run.

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