CNN's KFile flagged the NRA Political Victory fund ad on Thursday for incorrectly stating that Ossoff "grew up in Washington, DC."
The race is drawing national attention as one of the first congressional races since Donald Trump's election victory.
A local Georgia radio station has edited out a false claim made in an NRA attack ad about Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff’s upbringing, CNN’s KFile has learned.
CNN’s KFile flagged the NRA Political Victory fund ad on Thursday for incorrectly stating that Ossoff “grew up in Washington, DC.”
Ossoff grew up in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, where he is running to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price, who is now President Donald Trump’s secretary of Health and Human Services. Ossoff attended college in Washington D.C. and worked on the staff of Rep. Hank Johnson.
The race is drawing national attention as one of the first congressional races since Trump’s election victory.
Three sources connected to Ossoff’s campaign said WYAY-FM removed the line from the ad after the campaign flagged it. The station is giving NRA-PVF the opportunity to submit a revised version of the ad or allow the edited ad to continue to run, the sources said.
WYAY-FM did not immediately return a request for comment. Emails sent to NRA-PVF requesting comment were also not immediately returned.
Here’s the original ad:
By late Friday, a version of the ad that ran on the station no longer included the line: