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Political News- To miss Dole, God ad.

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Huh this sad sad sad crazy woman, I talk about the damn video, and talk about Church and State. The republicans are really scraping at the bottom of the barrel. Miss Dole is one low life woman. Furious about a new political ad in North Carolina that suggests shes "godless," state Sen. Kay Hagan said shed seek a cease-and-desist order against U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Doles campaign if the television spot isnt pulled in the next 24 hours. Hagan, a Democrat from Guilford County, N.C., and Dole, the Republican incumbent, have both been engaged in a highly negative ad war over the U.S. Senate seat. Hagan held a press conference Wednesday morning with her family and her minister in Greensboro to denounce the ad at the Presbyterian church where she is an elder and has taught Sunday school. "Elizabeth Dole is attacking my strong Christian faith," Hagan said in a conference call with reporters, saying that Dole should be "ashamed" of herself for running such an ad. Hagan said she was particularly upset that at the end of the ad, her face is shown with a voiceover of a woman saying "there is no God." Hagans campaign said it had delivered letters to Doles Raleigh and Salisbury offices and her Washington, D.C., home giving the campaign 24 hours to pull the ad before they took legal recourse in court. Since August, before the event took place, Doles campaign has been calling attention to a Sept. 15 fundraiser that Hagan planned to attend in Boston with author Wendy Kaminer and her husband, Woody Kaplan, who was on the advisory board of the Godless Americans political action committee and active in a group that promotes "secular" ideas. Hagan said there were about 40 hosts of the event, and questioned whether Dole vets her political contributors by religious belief. Doles campaign said the ad was fair game in part because Hagan has attacked Dole for being "in the pocket of big oil" just because some of her contributors work for energy companies. "She has got some gall after $18 million that her New York and Washington friends have spent attacking Senator Dole saying all kinds of untrue and ridiculous things and to now say, Oh, you cant talk about us and who we are raising money from. Heavens," said Dole spokesman Dan McLagan. McLagan said the Godless Americans organization wanted to strip references to God from the public arena, and U.S. senators confirm federal judges who might decide cases like that. "The courtroom is the front lines of this effort to remove God from public discourse," McLagan said. "By her owns standards she is beholden to these folks to carry their message, or at least to carry them legislatively." The TV ad featuring Hagan airs a comment from one the organizations leaders saying "There was no Jesus." The announcer says "A leader of the Godless Americans PAC recently held a secret fundraiser in Kay Hagans honor." "Godless Americans and Kay Hagan. She hid from cameras. Took godless money. What did Hagan promise in return?" McLagan said the ad is accurate and the campaign had no intention of pulling the ad. "Every word in the ad is true, the associations are all true, what the group stands for and wants is accurately portrayed, and the video of her is at the home of these two folks after she snuck in the back door," he said. (c) 2008, McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. Visit the McClatchy Washington Bureau on the World Wide Web at www.mcclatchydc.com. (0) Comments | Post / Read Comments Next Article in General Politics: Air it out: Senators want more NFL games on TV