Carnahan keeps TV ad despite Fox News lawsuit

Thursday, September 16, 2010 | 5:35 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate is pushing forward with a television ad despite being sued by the Fox News Network for copyright infringement.

A spokesman for Robin Carnahan defended the ad Thursday, saying the campaign believes it complies with the law. The ad will remain on TV, though it no longer appears on the campaign website.

The ad includes a clip from a 2006 interview by Fox News journalist Christopher Wallace with Republican Rep. Roy Blunt, who is Carnahan's opponent in the Senate race. In it, Wallace cites Blunt's ties to lobbyists and asks whether he's the right man to lead a reform effort in Congress.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday by Fox News claims misuse of Wallace's image. A network attorney didn't immediately return a message Thursday.

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