ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota congressional candidate has asked to get a TV ad featuring him vouching for a construction company pulled down amid campaign finance questions.
Republican candidate Tom Emmer appeared in an ad for Elk River-based Integrity Exteriors & Remodelers Inc. while noting his bid for campaign and standing by a political banner.
Emmer adviser David FitzSimmons says the remodeler worked on the campaign's office and the candidate was offering a testimonial. FitzSimmons says it was never meant to be part of a broadcast ad.
It's not clear how Emmer will account for the TV spot on his federally required finance reports.
An employee at the Elk River-based construction firm deferred comment to the company's owner, who wasn't available.
Emmer is running for retiring GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann's seat.