Operative behind Willie Horton ad throws Joe Miller a line

Sean Cockerham | Tribune Media Services

Floyd Brown, the man responsible for the "Willie Horton" television ad that helped derail the Michael Dukakis presidential campaign in 1988, has signed up for the Joe Miller campaign.

Brown is here in Juneau Thursday for the write-in ballot review and has called a 4 p.m. press conference to discuss "the direction of the Miller campaign heading into the weekend."

He created a a 1-900 line in 1992 so callers could hear edited excerpts of telephone conversations between Bill Clinton and Arkansas lounge singer Gennifer Flowers. He's also founder of Citizens United, whose Supreme Court case led to the allowance of unlimited donations from corporations and unions to certain types of political committees.

Brown currently runs the ImpeachObamaCampaign.comWeb site.

Read a profile of Floyd Brown.

Sean Cockerham
Anchorage Daily News