The Associated Press reports on the latest tactic Alaska incumbent and write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski is trying in her desperate attempt to keep the Senate seat she currently holds:
JUNEAU, Alaska — 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.
A Tea Party Express spokesman said his initial reaction is that the group stands behind the ads.
At issue is an ad the group unveiled Monday, entitled “Arrogant Lisa Murkowski — You Lost!” It seeks to paint Murkowski as more interested in political self-preservation than in serving the interests of Alaskans. It also claims she didn’t “earn” her Senate seat and that she “tried to manipulate the Libertarian party into giving her their slot” on the ballot — claims McKeever called “materially false.”
Interestingly enough, as Hot Air pundit notes, the Murkowski campaign released a video last week attacking the Tea Party:
Here’s one reason why this makes Lisa Murkowski look bad, less than one week ago, she released her own ad going after the Tea Party saying they came up here and “dropped a dirty money bomb” on Alaska…… Here’s her video from last week
So she can go after the Tea Party, but they can’t respond…Got it…
I think probably the most upfront ad Murkowski could run at this point would include this quote somewhere in it: “This is MY seat, and you’re not welcome to it.”
Sound about right?