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Do You Remember 1986?

American Future Fund: Radio ad launched in North Dakota revealing Kent Conrad’s poor fiscal record

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Contact: Mandy Fletcher Fraher (515) 720-5250

Des Moines, IA—Today, American Future Fund launched a statewide radio ad in North Dakota entitled “1986.” That was the year Kent Conrad first ran for the US Senate and promised he would resign if he was unable to help reduce the budget deficit. That was twenty-five years ago and our deficits are higher than ever.

Not only did Senator Conrad fail in his promises to help reduce the deficit, he has directly contributed to it’s out of control growth. In his powerful position as Chairman of the Budget Committee, Conrad helped write the very budgets that are leading our country toward bankruptcy.

Conrad voted for the wasteful stimulus that cost Americans nearly 3 million jobs, massive Wall Street bailouts and the budget-busting health care bill that Americans don’t want and part of which now has been ruled unconstitutional.

AFF Spokesperson Nick Ryan stated, “It’s time for Kent Conrad to renew his twenty-five year promise to the people of North Dakota and start fighting to balance the budget rather than continue to burden them with outrageous spending and debt.”

View the ad script and supporting documentation here.

ANNOUNCER: Do you remember 1986?

Kent Conrad is betting that you don’t. That was the year Conrad first ran for US Senate. Conrad promised that he would resign if the budget deficit hadn’t fallen.

Twenty-five years later, our deficits are out of control.

Last year’s deficit alone was more than $1 trillion.

Our national debt is more than $13 trillion.

As Chairman of the Budget Committee, Conrad helped write budgets that have led our country toward bankruptcy.

Conrad voted for the wasteful stimulus, massive Wall Street bailouts, and the budget-busting health care bill that Americans didn’t want—and part of which has now been ruled unconstitutional.

Twenty-five years later, Kent Conrad should renew his promise to get the deficit under control – or resign.

Call Kent Conrad at (701) 258-4648 – that’s 258-4648. Tell him, North Dakotans haven’t forgotten.