Sen. Lisa Murkowski, D-Alaska, warns Alaska stations not to Air Tea Party Express ads against her

CAJ note: “D-Alaska”? Heh!

Mark Hemingway
Washington Examiner
10/5/2010

Maybe these ads against her really are unfair, but if they’re not, this basically amounts to a petulant threat:

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s campaign is warning Alaska broadcasters not to air ads by a national tea party group that the campaign says are “littered with lies and intentional mischaracterizations” about her and her write-in campaign.

Attorney Timothy McKeever, in a letter to broadcasters Monday, said they are under a “legal and moral obligation” not to air the new ads from Tea Party Express, which is supporting Joe Miller, the political upstart who defeated Murkowski in the August GOP primary….

…Again, these ads better be really out of bounds. Otherwise, this move makes her look really arrogant and unjustifiably entitled — which is exactly the message the Tea Party Express ads were trying to send in the first place.

Read the entire article at the Washington Examiner.

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