A cease and desist letter sent to television stations across Pennsylvania forced the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) to pull an ad attacking Republican Sen. Pat Toomey for containing blatantly false information, The Daily Caller reported.
The Toomey campaign criticized the DSCC for making an ad they said was so full of falsehoods and pointed out some of the more glaring examples of incorrect information.
The ad said Toomey owned a bank that has predatory foreclosure tactics which forced 21 people out of their homes, but the senator actually has less than one percent of the establishment's stock and only three people lost their homes, which had no connection to the senator.
Toomey, who is in his first term, is in a tight Senate race with Democratic candidate Katie McGinty. A recent WHTM-TV/ABC27 News poll showed Toomey ahead of McGinty by 42 percent to 38 percent, although other surveys have shown the Democratic challenger in the lead.
The margin of error for the WHTM-TV/ABC27 News poll was +/-3.5 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.
Pennsylvania is one of the decisive Senate races to determine who will have control of the upper chamber. Democrats need to gain four seats in order to take back the Senate, assuming that Hillary Clinton wins the presidency.
On Monday, the candidates held a final debate before the election, which is in two weeks. NBC reported that in the hour-long debate at Temple University, both Toomey and McGinty tried to shake off questions in order to attack their opponent.
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