Congressman Steve Cohen has had quite a day. This morning, he called a press conference to address the latest attack ad from 09th District opponent Nikki Tinker. In the ad, Tinker alleges that Cohen doesn't support "our churches," a remark considered by most observers to be anti-semitic.
The press conference was disrupted by a persistent cameraman named Peter Musurfian, who claimed to be making a documentary on the Cohen/Tinker campaign. After some back and forth, Cohen almost literally tossed Musurfian out of his house.
Now, Politico.com is reporting that Ellen Malcolm, the head of Emily's List -- a PAC that is Tinker's biggest financial backer -- has denounced Tinker's ad.
From Politico.com: Emily's List president Ellen Malcolm issued a statement Wednesday evening condemning Tinkers most recent ad. The group, which endorses Democratic women who favor abortion rights, has been Tinker's most prominent backer.
"We were shocked to see the recent ads run by the Nikki Tinker for Congress campaign. We believe the ads are offensive and divisive," said Malcolm. "Emily's List does not condone or support these types of attacks."
And to top off the 9th District's day in the national spotlight, Countdown host Keith Olbermann named Tinker "Worst Person in the World."