The following is the text of an apology issued to The Citizen Tuesday night.

Approximately one week ago, the RTM District One Republican candidates released a campaign video. The video was designed to engage voters in a non-traditional approach and included photos from the Fairfield Citizen. Upon further review, we acknowledge that we did not receive the proper authorization from the newspaper, its affiliates or any of its reporters to include these photos in our video. Without this specific type of permission, these photos should not have been used.

We apologize and wish to stress that we meant no harm to the Fairfield Citizen or to any of its reporters, particularly Genny Reilly and Editor Jim Doody. We made a mistake, take responsibility, have corrected our action and will use this as a learning moment.

Eric Sundman

Michael Herley

Jay Lipp

Gaylord Meyer

John Donovan