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08-09-2012, 12:14 PM

Deli owner: Take my store out of Obama ad

The owner of a specialty deli at Findlay Market wants her store’s name removed from an ad President Barack Obama is using to defend his record on small business.

• Watch the ad (http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/08/cheese-shop-owner-to-obama-take-my-storefront-out-of-your-ad/)

Ten seconds into the ad “Always,” a man is shown from behind, pushing up the security door of Krause’s while Obama’s voice talks about owners sacrificing to make their businesses run.

The owner of the store, Debra Krause-McDonnell, said that she did not give permission for her business to be shown and that some customers have told her they’ll no longer shop there.

“I’ve been put into a position I didn’t ask for,” she said Wednesday after the Hamilton County Republican Party sent out an email about the ad that accused Democrats of not responding to the owner’s concerns. “I’m a little angry.” >>>

Faux said he first spoke with Krause-McDonnell on a Friday night and called the campaign, which got back to him by Sunday. They couldn’t do anything about the ad over the weekend, he said, but told him it would be ending anyway Monday.

Krause-McDonnell, 52, said she still saw the ad after Faux told her the campaign said it would be off the air. It is no longer airing but can be seen on YouTube. >>>

Faux disagreed that Krause-McDonnell would be just as angry if the ad were airing for Romney.

“From my conversations with her, it’s clear she’s not an Obama supporter,” he said. “So she’s got a political agenda.”

News.Cincinnati.com (http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120808/NEWS0106/308080130/Owner-Take-deli-out-Obama-ad)

I hope she has a political agenda. "defend his record on small business"? Zippy is radioactive to the private sector esp. small business. He destroys all he comes in to contact with. Even indirectly. I hope she gets an attorney and persues this thing.