TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 5, 2014

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, called “totally false and outrageous” campaign signs from an entity called the National Democratic Party of the U.S.A., which endorse Ricky Wilkins, his opponent in the congressional primary, and include a photo of Wilkins alongside a photo of President Barack Obama. Cohen called on Wilkins to ask the group to cease and desist — but Wilkins declined saying, "If there are issues and questions … they need to be directed to whoever’s put them out there. They were not put out by my campaign team." Wilkins also said he had no financial relationship with the group. Yesterday, Cohen's campaign obtained a restraining order directing the group to stop distributing campaign materials. The Commercial Appeal has more.