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Roger Marshall embarrassed by campaign ad

First Congressional District candidate Roger Marshall said he was “embarrassed” by a recent campaign advertisement that misrepresented The Wichita Eagle. The ad began with an image of an Eagle front page that showed a story under the headline “Tim Huelskamp: Desperate Politician.” But the story and headline have never appeared in The Eagle. In fact, the text shown in the ad was from an editorial published last January in the Hutchinson News. In a meeting last week with The Eagle editorial board, Marshall said he had asked his staff whether everything in the ad was correct and was told “yes.” Marshall said the mistake damaged his integrity. It did. – Phillip Brownlee