Lawyers for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s campaign want Alaska broadcasters to refuse to air TV ads by a national tea party group.
The campaign says the ads are “littered with lies and intentional mischaracterizations” about Murkowski and her write-in campaign. Attorney Timothy McKeever, in a letter sent to broadcasters Monday, said they are under a “legal and moral obligation” not to air them.
At issue is an ad unveiled Monday by the Tea Party Express entitled “Arrogant Lisa Murkowski — You Lost!” It seeks to paint Murkowski as more interested in political self-preservation than in serving Alaskans’ interests. It also claims she “tried to manipulate the Libertarian party into giving her their slot” on the ballot.
I can’t put into words how repulsive this entire Lisa Murkowski debacle is. Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, the display of hubris that she’s putting on display in Alaska is insulting.