Murkowski Airs Ted Stevens Endorsement
Campaign ad was filmed just days before he died
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2010 7:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – Not sure Joe Miller is going to be able to top this one: In the waning days of her hotly contested and bizarre Senate race, Lisa Murkowski has pulled out an endorsement from Alaskan political heavyweight and dead man Ted Stevens, reports the Anchorage Daily News. Filmed just days before his death in a plane crash, Stevens proclaims, "We need Lisa and the seniority she's earned now more than ever."

The ad is introduced by Stevens' daughter, Sue Covich, who thanks Murkowski for yanking the video in the wake of his death, but says the family now wants Alaskans "to hear for yourself how strongly he felt about the need to re-elect Lisa." Murkowski joins Covich at the ad's end, and thanks her in turn "for the years they shared their father with Alaska, and for their continued support today."

 

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