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Sanders’ Deceptive Endorsement Ad
The new Sanders ad is virtually identical to one the campaign ran in the final days before the Iowa caucuses, except the newspapers mentioned in that ad were Iowa papers — the Des Moines Register and the Daily Nonpareil. Although the Daily Nonpareil did endorse Sanders, the Des Moines paper did not.
In fact, the Des Moines paper endorsed Clinton.
Bernie Sanders ad claims or implies endorsements from New Hampshire newspapers
In the context of an ad titled "Endorsed," full of unions and other organizations that have in fact endorsed Sanders, the spotlighting of quotes from New Hampshire newspapers would suggest that the papers had made the same decision. The campaign’s decision to alter the ad improves its technical accuracy, but the misleading impression remains.
We rate the ad’s claim False.READ MORE