Thursday, January 12, 2006

Ford: Issues, Not False Accusations

Your Jan. 10 headline, "Ford Jr. accused of links to Abramoff," was grossly unfair and wrong.

I don't know Jack Abramoff, have never taken money from Jack Abramoff or any of the tribes he represented. There is absolutely no evidence to support these allegations. None whatsoever.

It is my strong hope that the editors of this newspaper will place a higher standard on accuracy and not become a mouthpiece or advocate for one candidate over another in the U.S. Senate race.

This U.S. Senate campaign in Tennessee will be one of the most competitive and interesting in the nation, with plenty of compelling stories generated in the weeks and months ahead. Let those stories be about who has the better answers for the future of Tennessee rather than false accusations.

U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr.


Source: Commercial Appeal