PRODUCED BY: Shrum Devine & Donilon and Squier Knapp Dunn
INITIAL LOCATION: Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin
INITIAL MEDIA BUY: N/A
"Rassman" aired in Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin following Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads airing in the same states that accuse Kerry of lying about his service in Vietnam in order to receive combat decorations. "Rassman" features Kerry's boat mate Army Green Beret Lt. Jim Rassman, who credits Kerry with saving his life at great risk. Rassman recommended Kerry receive a Bronze Star for his effort. According to Kerry's campaign, none of the members of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth were in Kerry's boat during the Vietnam War.