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Tommy Sowers: I’m Tommy Sowers. This is my truck. And this is a ton of horse manure that’s been dumped on me by Jo Ann Emerson.

Emerson took money from special interests to make up lies about me because she doesn’t want to talk about bad trade deals that sent our jobs over to Mexico and China. She doesn’t want to talk about that she’s an insurance lobbyist that voted for the big bank bailouts. Jo Ann Emerson has been in Washington too long. She’s part of the problem.

I’m Tommy Sowers and I approved this message.

The Sowers campaign sent out the following release:

Tommy Sowers releases “Horse Manure” ad

“She can dump all the horse manure she wants.

The voters aren’t buying it.”

[….]

….Campaign Manager Jonathan Feifs issued the following statement:

“The ads that Congresswoman Emerson has been running are horse manure. Instead of making up lies to scare voters, Emerson should answer for her ties to lobbyists, her vote for the Wall Street bailout, and her continual support of foreign trade deals that have devastated the economy of Southeast Missouri.”

Tommy Sowers commented:

“Congresswoman Emerson has been in Washington too long. She’s part of the problem, not the solution. She can dump all the horse manure she wants. The voters aren’t buying it. They know it’s time for new blood and they’re ready to retire Congresswoman Emerson this November.”

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And there may be some movement in the polling, to boot:

…But those numbers aren’t quite as good as an April poll by the same firm that showed Emerson leading 71 percent to 18 percent, suggesting Sowers has made inroads…