Murkowski to air ads with Ted Stevens

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

Published October 14, 2010 10:26PM (EDT)

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.

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.

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

By Becky Bohrer

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