Murkowski to air ads with Ted Stevens

TV spots filmed before the primary; candidate will ensure anything that airs is tasteful



Becky Bohrer
October 15, 2010 2:26AM (UTC)

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she plans to air television ads featuring the late-Sen. Ted Stevens.

Stevens filmed ads for Murkowski before the primary but she decided not to air them following his death in a plane crash two weeks before the August contest, which she lost to Republican Joe Miller.

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Murkowski is now running a write-in campaign.

Murkowski told The Associated Press on Thursday that she has been in contact with Stevens' family and wants to ensure anything that airs is tasteful. Stevens was the longest-serving Republican in Senate history, and Murkowski considered him a mentor.

She often invokes his name and legacy of bringing home billions of dollars in federal aid and projects.

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Murkowski wouldn't describe the ads, but told The AP they will air soon.


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