March 3rd, 2009
05:10 PM ET
11 years ago

Conservative group funds ads in race to replace Gillibrand

(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.

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soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. human being

    I didnt realize that repubs think that Obama is only 53% of the country's POTUS. What idiots. rethugs are the most unpatriotic things on earth. Why dont they join the Taliban since that is what they act like.

    March 3, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  2. Scott, Tucson

    All I can say is Rep Sessions of Texas wants the GOP to act like the Taliban. So this is the new strategy of the rethug party.

    March 3, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  3. ranjit

    Well, it will be answered on March 31st. On the day Tedisco wins, there will be postings in this blog saying that, it was a conservative district and it is not a big deal. I predict a 10% win for Tedisco and it will be the first election to start the process of Republicans winning back the seats that they lost in 2006.

    March 3, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  4. Trent

    The stimulus package is nothing but a thinly veiled communist takeover. More taxpayer money should be given to big businesses, corporations and banks, like the 185 bil to AIG so far. Ater all, these people are doing such a "competent" job....

    March 3, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  5. lkinopfl

    It seems like the main goal of the conservatives is to make the "government smaller" by taking in all the tax dollars and using it to their own whims and those of their best buddies and cronies. We are so tired of that regime. If we are paying our tax $$s anyway, then why shouldn't it go to something that will benefit and better support all Americans and our American societies. That is OUR money & it should be used for US, not the Rethugs and their never-ending desire to gain control of that $$ and use it at their own whim. I hope the Republican does not win the NY House seat. The Republican idealogy no longer works, and is no longer ethical!

    March 3, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  6. Bill

    Scott Murphy has definitely caused people to pay more taxes, as he has given and created jobs to real people, Jim Tedisco is a Joe Bruno clone, blowhard. The funny thing about this whole thing is Tedisco can't even vote for himself, because he doesn't live within the district.

    March 3, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  7. Ellie

    A Republican in New York after the mess Gulliani made of things along with his corrupt security team? Yeah right, think again.

    March 3, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  8. dan

    "Can any Obama supporters explain why the DOW has lost 4,500 points since he won the election? Never before in history has this happen.'

    hey idiot did you see the wall street journal poll today. 85% of americans are smarter than you because they dont blame obama for the stock market tanking. What will you say when the market is up 3000 points? It was Rush Lintball ?

    March 3, 2009 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  9. mary,florida

    Bush called it right,him and his party created a crisis.It will hurt the economy for years to come.The only thing you can blame Obama for is that the mess is so bad even he cant clean it up.

    March 3, 2009 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  10. peachy

    Hey liberal idiots, maybe YOU should go back to your history books! America's founding is based on less government, less taxes! The revolutionary war was fought against tyranny like that which you seem to favor! Perhaps you are our modern day Tories! Liberals I have never seen more hate and intolerance as I have seen from you! You are closetcase racists and biggots if I've ever seen any! Oh and evolve, don't suddenly by asking for gods help when you have probably denied his existance thus far!

    March 4, 2009 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
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