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Radio Ads Critical of Louisiana Govenor Pulled After Complaint

A radio ad criticizing Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has been removed from stations around the state after his campaign complained it had false information. Times-Picayune reported the ads paid for by the political nonprofit Truth In Politics were withdrawn last weekend. Truth in Politics co-founder Lane Grisby said Monday he wants the stations to resume running the ads.

Grisby is a prominent Baton Rouge businessman and Republican Party donor. The ad highlights Edwards' skepticism about publicly funded vouchers allowing low-income children to attend private and parochial schools at state expense.

The Edwards' campaign says the ad statement that Edwards "refused to fund early childhood education, not a dime" is untrue. The campaign says Edwards has included millions of dollars for early childhood education in every state budget.