Bil Browning

The lawsuit threats rain down

Filed By Bil Browning | May 02, 2008 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics, Politics, Politics

Woody Myers held a press conference to complain about David Orentlicher's recent television ad taking Myers to task for working against the Patients Bill of Rights. Of course, he threatens to sue.

Myers' press release after the jump.

Yesterday a competitor vying for the 7th Congressional District seat released a television advertisement and a series of mail pieces criticizing Dr. Myers saying he "worked with Republicans to defeat the Patient's Bill of Rights," a statement that couldn't be further from the truth.

Today Dr. Myers called on his competitor to take down the desperate and erroneous advertisement or face an appropriate legal response.

"Today I demand my competitor take down this erroneous advertisement," Myers said. "Passing false statements off as facts for the sake of political expediency is not politics of real change. The 7th District needs a Congressman willing to roll up their sleeves and fight for universal healthcare, bring good jobs to Indianapolis and make sure all our children can have a better education."

Dr. Myers has been a tireless advocate for patients his entire career and has served boldly standing up for their interests in the very venues where they need the strongest voice. The notion that he would oppose the principles put forth in the Patient's Bill of Rights is simply ridiculous.

"I've taken care of patients my entire career and fought for them in every job I've had," Myers said. "Whether in the emergency room or in a board room, patients need to be taken care of. I'm the only candidate that has taken care of them in both places and I'll work the hardest to take care of them in the halls of Congress."

Any candidate claiming real change should be above inducing politics of fear in the campaign's final days. This claim is a desperate attempt by competitors to curb the momentum the Myers campaign is gaining. Recent polls have proven this is a two-person race.

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