(CNN) – A conservative group has launched an ad campaign in support of Republican Jim Tedisco’s fight for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s former House seat.
The conservative Our Country Deserves Better Committee, an independent PAC, announced Tuesday that it will be buying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of television and radio airtime in Albany and New York City over the next few weeks. The group will launch its first radio and television spots on Thursday.
In the first series of ads, the group attacked Democratic candidate Scott Murphy for supporting the economic stimulus bill and said he has a “shameful record of attacking our military.”
“Tedisco’s opponent, Democrat Scott Murphy, is the taxpayers’ worst enemy,” Lew Uhler, Chairman of the National Tax Limitation Committee PAC, said in one of the ads, accusing the Democrat of failing to pay taxes and to vote in several elections. The group also takes aim at Murphy over his support for President Obama’s stimulus plan.
The special election to replace Gillibrand is scheduled for March 31.
The Our Country Deserves Better Committee was started in the past year and released ads supporting Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and attacking President Obama’s policies.
The special election pitting Tedisco against Murphy is a priority for both parties: On Monday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committees paid for an ad for Murphy, while former Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani hit the trail with Tedisco in upstate New York.