Murkowski to air ads with Stevens

Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010

JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she plans to air television ads featuring the late-Sen. Ted Stevens.

Stevens filmed ads for Murkowski before the primary but she decided not to air them following his death in a plane crash two weeks before the August contest, which she lost to Republican Joe Miller. Murkowski is now running a write-in campaign.

Murkowski said she's been in contact with Stevens' family and wants to ensure anything that airs is tasteful. Stevens was the longest serving Republican in U.S. Senate history, and Murkowski considered him a mentor.

She often invokes his name and legacy of bringing home billions of dollars in federal aid and projects in the campaign.

Murkowski wouldn't describe the ads, but said they will air soon.

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