Arkansas Candidate Pulls Ad Featuring University Icons

September 9, 2010

A U.S. Senate candidate has pulled advertising that featured imagery from his days as a University of Arkansas football player after institution officials complained that the ad made it look like the university was endorsing him, Arkansas News reported. Rep. John Boozman, a Republican challenger to Sen. Blanche Lincoln, used the university's logo and images of its football stadium to burnish his credentials as a longtime Razorback, potentially violating university policies against against the use of its images in political campaign ads. “We want to maintain neutrality,” said Steve Voorhies, a spokesman for Arkansas.

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