West Virginia Delegate Ryan Weld and his attorneys have issued a cease and desist letter to all radio stations airing an ad paid for by a group called “West Virginia Family Values” and the Katz Media Group tying him to a child molestation case.
Weld is currently running for the District one West Virginia Senate seat against incumbent Jack Yost.
Weld says this is not the first attack ad the Philadelphia-based group has put out against him and other republicans, but says this one crosses a line with him as a prosecuting attorney.
“To somehow insinuate that I would go to court and testify on behalf of a sexual child molester is just over the line. The ad itself says “their leader in the senate,” but then quickly goes on to just talk about who testified and about what, and it’s very misleading and I want that to be clear for everyone,” said Del. Weld.
Specially, part of delegate Weld’s statement says: “It’s sad that when someone steps up and is willing to dedicate themselves to making their community a better place, they’re attacked not on their record, but by a false ad that tries to use the victims of sexual assault for their own political purpose.”