The Dallas Morning News won’t run an ad taking aim at AT&T for backing Texas lawmakers who supported the state’s strict anti-abortion law, according to the Democratic super PAC behind the spot.
The ad was supposed to run on the paper’s website Tuesday. The newspaper said it had a policy against ads that call out companies by name, according to American Bridge, which paid for the ad. American Bridge said it submitted the spot to the newspaper last week.
The Dallas Morning News’ decision came after CNBC reported Monday that the PAC, which is co-chaired by former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, was aiming to run spots blasting AT&T for supporting lawmakers who co-sponsored the Texas bill, also known as SB 8.
AT&T is headquartered in Dallas. The Dallas Morning News is owned by DallasNews Corporation.
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