In a new radio commercial airing in Baltimore, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance attacks Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey's positions on cigarette taxes, gun control and casino-style gambling.
What the ad says: The hard-hitting, 60-second commercial asserts that Sauerbrey is a tool of "rich special interests." It says the "gun lobby" pushed Sauerbrey to oppose "every reasonable gun law, including restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons." It also says the tobacco industry wants her to oppose "effective measures to curb teen smoking, such as the Maryland Children's Initiative," and that casino interests are urging her to allow the legalization of slot machines in Maryland. The ad concludes, "Special interests may control Ellen Sauerbrey, but they don't control you. So vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3." The ad includes sound effects of a person coughing, a gun firing and a slot machine operating to dramatize the three issues.