- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - State Sen. Rick Bertrand says he’ll appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court the dismissal of his lawsuit over a misleading campaign ad.

The Sioux City Journal says (https://bit.ly/1uWrtAR ) the Republican said he will ask the U.S. high court to overturn the Iowa Supreme Court’s ruling against him in May. Bertrand, who is seeking re-election this fall, says his appeal is part of his fight for truth in campaigning.

In the lawsuit, Bertrand said Democrat Rick Mullin and the Iowa Democratic Party had libeled and slandered him in a TV ad run before the November 2010 election that Bertrand won. The ad said Bertrand’s employer sold “a dangerous sleep drug to children.”

A jury in 2012 agreed with Bertrand that the ad falsely suggested he personally sold the drug.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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