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Lisa Murkowski ad takes on Tea Party Express
Politico ^ | Updated: 9/30/10 12:44 PM EDT | SHIRA TOEPLITZ

Posted on 09/30/2010 10:03:20 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is taking on the tea party in her latest advertisement to boost her write-in campaign.

Murkowski blames the Tea Party Express for her GOP primary defeat to attorney Joe Miller last month: The well-funded conservative group, based in Sacramento, Calif., spent almost $600,000 on a negative ad blitz against the senator.

In the latest advertisement, Murkowski supporters criticize the Tea Party Express for influencing the outcome of the GOP primary.

“Wait, the Tea Party Express? Isn’t that the same California group that dumped half a million into Joe Miller’s campaign?” a man on the street says in the ad. “This is my chance and Alaska’s chance to get our senator back,” says another woman.

The Tea Party Express announced this week that it will return to Alaska to campaign on Miller’s behalf. The Express’s lead consultant, Sal Russo, confirmed to POLITICO Wednesday that the group will start airing radio advertisements soon and send staff to the state as soon as this weekend.

The Murkowski ad is one of a pair of spots released Thursday intended to teach voters how to fill out a write-in ballot and spell the senator’s name correctly. The other television advertisement, “Spelling Clinic 101,” takes place in a classroom, where students are tested on how to spell Murkowski.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: rino

1 posted on 09/30/2010 10:03:22 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone
The other television advertisement, “Spelling Clinic 101,” takes place in a classroom, where students are tested on how to spell Murkowski.

How hard is it to spell H-A-G?

2 posted on 09/30/2010 10:06:37 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: BradtotheBone

She is on dope to think she will win a write in with the spelling of her last name. Even if it is close, every misspelling will be thrown out. Crazy eyes will lose.


3 posted on 09/30/2010 10:06:55 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: BradtotheBone
Headline should read:

"Deposed Alaskan queen seeks to retake throne as legitimate birth right."

The woman is an embarrassment.

4 posted on 09/30/2010 10:07:45 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (What this country needs is an enema.)
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To: BradtotheBone
This is my chance and Alaska’s chance to get our senator back,” says another woman.

Alaska first rejected Daddy and now they've rejected the nepotistic appointment of his unprincipled daughter.

5 posted on 09/30/2010 10:07:51 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: BradtotheBone

This idiot is like Alan Grayson’s sister. Go away Lisa. You do not own daddy’s seat in the Senate.


6 posted on 09/30/2010 10:08:28 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: dirtboy

“How hard is it to spell H-A-G?”

mer-COW-skee ... just like it sounds.


7 posted on 09/30/2010 10:08:28 AM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Murkowski blames the Tea Party Express for her GOP primary defeat to attorney Joe Miller last month: The well-funded conservative group, based in Sacramento, Calif., spent almost $600,000 on a negative ad blitz against the senator.

Translation: You were too stupid to ignore some slick, lying TV ads and make up your mind for yourselves, so vote for me, you stupid peons!

Note that the above translation assumes that the Tea Party Express ads were false, which I'm sure is not the case.

You know, it just occurred to me that Murkowski reminds me of Mom from Futurama. They should feature her on her next ad saying, "Jerkwad Tea Party makes me sick to my ass."

8 posted on 09/30/2010 10:08:52 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

“The woman is an embarrassment.”

Typical GOP royal progeny.


9 posted on 09/30/2010 10:10:12 AM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: BradtotheBone

I would call this an ad FOR the Tea Party by pointing out the great success they had in getting RINO murk defeated. She really is pathetic isn’t she? She is making a fool out of herself but she cannot see it. Even after another humiliating defeat in November, I still don’t think she will get it.


10 posted on 09/30/2010 10:10:32 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: BradtotheBone

How about this “Lisa” ad that’s running on Alaska radio stations right now?

http://itsnotyourseatlisa.com

Gotta love it.


11 posted on 09/30/2010 10:11:28 AM PDT by FarNorth (Go Joe GO!)
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To: BradtotheBone

We need to post thousands of signs the day before the election stating;

Remember that’s M-i-r-k-o-w-s-k-e-y!!


12 posted on 09/30/2010 10:13:57 AM PDT by ontap
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To: HerrBlucher

I’ve heard she is taking votes from the dim!~!!


13 posted on 09/30/2010 10:15:01 AM PDT by ontap
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To: BradtotheBone

Um...Lisa...this ad is going to HELP Joe Miller.

Wait, never mind, it’s a great ad. Keep running it!


14 posted on 09/30/2010 10:16:00 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: BradtotheBone
“Wait, the Tea Party Express? Isn’t that the same California group that dumped half a million into Joe Miller’s campaign?” a man on the street says in the ad. “This is my chance and Alaska’s chance to get our senator back,” says another woman.

This isn't the state senate.

What U.S. Senators do effects the entire nation.

I guess the tools in the ad were of course complaining about all the international donations to the Obama campaign in 2008?

Or are the just typical Democrats...having flexible "principles" that suit them to get whatever they want at the moment.

15 posted on 09/30/2010 10:16:48 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: BradtotheBone

You can spot the liberals — they always find someone else to blame.


16 posted on 09/30/2010 10:17:01 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: BradtotheBone

"Whaaaahhh!!! It's my Senate seat!! Mine!! Mine!!! Mine!!! Daddy gave it to *me*!!"

17 posted on 09/30/2010 10:17:29 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Walkingfeather

I don’t for a minute think she wants to win with her write-in. I think she is doing it to bring Joe Miller (who is it up there?) down, in spite, to get back at Sarah Palin for daring to challenge her.

A bitter victory it will be, and it reveals her true character for all the world to see.


18 posted on 09/30/2010 10:18:36 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: Walkingfeather
Even if it is close, every misspelling will be thrown out. Crazy eyes will lose.

Remember Florida... and the judges' rulings on "intent of the voter?"

19 posted on 09/30/2010 10:18:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: FarNorth

Oh, that is a wonderful ad. Thanks for including it here.


20 posted on 09/30/2010 10:20:58 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: Walkingfeather

“Even if it is close, every misspelling will be thrown out.”

Do you not remember the hanging chad fiasco? Dems evaluating the ballots would accept busj and award it to Kerry. The fraud in those situations would be funny if it wasn’t so bad.


21 posted on 09/30/2010 10:22:33 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: BradtotheBone

Excellent ad with top-notch edit quality. Which begs the question: which political ad firm produced it? If a Republican firm, they should be blacklisted. If a Democrat firm, that should be exposed to Alaskans.


22 posted on 09/30/2010 10:24:05 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: andy58-in-nh

She should be charged with Impersonating a Kennedy.


23 posted on 09/30/2010 10:25:51 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: dirtboy

SEAHAG


24 posted on 09/30/2010 10:27:26 AM PDT by dforest
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To: BradtotheBone

Did they spend a dime to focus group test this ad?


25 posted on 09/30/2010 10:28:12 AM PDT by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: RockinRight
Sadly, I don't think so.

She is appealing to Alaskans dislike of the lower 48. They are outsiders. She still has a very good chance because the GOP didn't kick her off the committees.
26 posted on 09/30/2010 10:30:28 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: BradtotheBone

Murkowski is doing nothing but showing what a sore loser she is. She must have gotten everything she wanted growing up.


27 posted on 09/30/2010 11:02:41 AM PDT by Wee-Weed Up
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To: BradtotheBone

Good idea, Lisa. Attack the activists. That’ll work.


28 posted on 09/30/2010 11:14:25 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: BradtotheBone

We need some “MurCowski” signs!


29 posted on 09/30/2010 11:16:37 AM PDT by G Larry (Patty-cake diplomacy must give way to strong, decisive action!)
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To: indylindy
Sea Hag is a character from from Popeye

SEA HAG

30 posted on 09/30/2010 11:19:56 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: BradtotheBone

Ironic, considering Moocowskee took appx. $3M from sources outside Alaska over the last 6 years.


31 posted on 09/30/2010 11:20:46 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: massgopguy
She should be charged with Impersonating a Kennedy.

For that, she'd also need to have a blood alcohol content north of .30.

32 posted on 09/30/2010 11:21:51 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: kevkrom

Wow...that sounds like...Joe Miller’s Next Ad...


33 posted on 09/30/2010 11:39:46 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: RockinRight

Yeah, someone with better skills than I should confirm it first, though. This all presumes I was reading the info from OpenSecrets correctly.


34 posted on 09/30/2010 11:43:26 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

The ad is very clever - you just see it if you don’t live here in Alaska.

Why?

There is still a *lot* of resentment that the Dems dumped $5.5 Million in attack ads on Ted Stevens. Outside money and all that.

The ad also overlooks the fact that most of Lisa’s war chest dough came from Outside.

You used to see bumper stickers all over
“I don’t give a damn how they do it Outside
This is Alaska”

Not seen a lot lately....


35 posted on 09/30/2010 11:55:42 AM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: Walkingfeather
Even if it is close, every misspelling will be thrown out.

Not so. The initial opinion issued by the Lt Gov is that misspellings will count. The state is in the process of deciding exactly what will count. It's better to have it hashed out ahead of time then to have a gigantic charlie foxtrot at counting time, although my prediction is that there still be one.

36 posted on 09/30/2010 12:09:58 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: BradtotheBone

BTW,

Who’s money is she spending to run this ad, and where is it coming from?

If she lost the primary, does she still have access to RNC money? Does she still have that much left in her campaign coffers?

If the RNC is helping her, heads should roll.


37 posted on 09/30/2010 12:18:34 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat
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To: Walkingfeather

Even if it is close, every misspelling will be thrown out.

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I wish that was correct but I don’t think it is. If the intent is obvious, the Election Judge can count it. If the Election Judge throws it out, it will be contested and end up being counted.


38 posted on 09/30/2010 7:05:25 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

She had well over a million at the end of the primary. Chicken feed for an incumbent.


39 posted on 09/30/2010 7:25:48 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: BradtotheBone

seems the response would be an

I am the tea party

with american after american making tht statement.


40 posted on 09/30/2010 8:54:38 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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