The Rand Paul campaign sent a cease-and-desist letter this week to television stations broadcasting an ad that attacks him on Iran.
"I write to bring to your attention a deliberately misleading advertisement than an outside group calling itself the 'Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America' ('FSPA') is running on your broadcast station," a lawyer for the campaign wrote.
The letter listed what the Paul campaign said are three "false statements" and warned operators that they are "not protected from legal liability for airing a false and misleading" advertisement.
"Moreover, broadcast licensees have a legal responsibility to review and to eliminate any false, misleading, or deceptive materials contained in advertising," the letter added.
[sharequote align="center"]"...misleading, inaccurate and false..."[/sharequote]
A Paul spokesman echoed to BuzzFeed that they believe the ad is "misleading, inaccurate and false," pointing to Politifact's "mostly false" rating.
FSPA responded in a Wednesday followup letter addressing the three statements the Paul campaign said were false and contending that the senator is "free to run his own advertisements" explaining his positions.
The group also released two new ads going after Paul Thursday, titled "In His Own Words" and "Dangerous."
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