As we noted previously, Dan Seals (OK, technically the DCCC) takes old quotes out of context from the Daily Herald to support a new attack ad against Mark Kirk that leaves the viewer with the incorrect impression that the Herald endorsed Seals, not Kirk.
The Daily Herald's "Animal Farm" blog has taken note and sets the record straight:
"Just for the record, the ad quotes the Daily Herald as if it is an endorsement of Seals. The Daily Herald endorsed Kirk and below the ad is what the editorial said in full..."
You can see the full editorial and the Seals ad at the Daily Herald blog here.
I think it's pretty telling that since Seals did not get the endorsement of even ONE major print outlet in IL-10, the DCCC has taken to misrepresenting the position of the Herald.
Whether it's the DCCC going maverick or not, Seals is abdicating his responsibility as a candidate if he does not respond to the Herald's criticism of the misleading ad and demand that the DCCC pull it.