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Times-Union: GOP targets Murphy; Democrat airs ad of his own

Aug 17, 2010 2:01 pm
Richard Dunham at New York on the Potomac reports that:
"Josh Kraushaar of the Hotline has an interesting investigative tweet today. HotlineJosh points out that the National Republican Congressional Committee has announced plans to reserve advertising air time in the race to defeat Capital Region Democratic Rep. Scott Murphy, but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee “hasn’t yet” done the same, he writes. But Murphy’s not waiting for help from Democrats in Washington. He’s already airing a TV commercial featuring his 59 family members who regularly get together for Sunday dinner." Read the entire story in New York on the Potomac, or watch the video below.

By 5 p.m., the Gibson staff released a statement in response to the ad: “In his new ad, Scott Murphy acts as though he is not part of the problem in Washington, yet the facts indicate otherwise. He supported the failed stimulus bill, voted for a government take-over of healthcare against the will of the voters, co-sponsored card-check to eliminate the secret ballot in union votes, voted for Cap and Trade and then voted for a second $26 billion stimulus bill just last week. His votes helped increase the debt and deficit, yet did nothing to increase private sector jobs. On the contrary, his voting record added more impediments to job creation. I realize these facts do not make for a good ad, but we need to check the rhetoric against his voting record," said Gibson.