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Seniors group airs ads attacking Murphy

Sep 16, 2010 6:09 pm

The group “60-Plus,” which describes itself as a right-leaning version of AARP, is airing an ad (YouTube version above) attacking Rep. Scott Murphy, D-Glens Falls in his election against Kinderhook Republican Chris Gibson. Murphy has a large fundraising advantage over Gibson, but the $550,000 that 60-Plus will spend levels the playing field somewhat. The ad attempts to link Murphy to House speaker Nancy Pelosi, and their support for President Obama's health care reform bill. Jimmy Vielkind in the Albany Times-Union's blog "Capitol Confidential" writes, "Murphy’s aides have preemptively responded to the ad, noting the group has advocated for the privatization of Social Security in the past. Gibson, during a debate, said he did not share that position."