Murkowski demands Begich ad come down

ANCHORAGE — Lawyers for Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s campaign are demanding that a commercial from her Democratic counterpart, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, touting their cooperation in Washington be immediately pulled.

Begich’s campaign has been airing the ad as part of his re-election this year. The ad titled, “Great Team,” notes how many times the two have voted the same way even though they’re from different parties, suggesting their pairing is the best interest for Alaskans.

In a Thursday letter to Begich’s campaign, Murkowski claims the ad makes false and deceptive statements, misuses her image without permission and appears to violate federal law for using an official Senate office photo in an ad.

It says any future use of Murkowski’s name won’t be tolerated.

Begich’s campaign didn’t immediately return a message.


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