The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which has reserved as much as $700K in advertising time in Congressional District 8, launched a new ad this week hammering Republican Tim Bee, who is hoping to unseat Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, for his connection to his brother’s bus company.
The Bee campaign had been expecting to get hit on the topic. Bee told ScrambleWatch more than a month ago–back when the campaign was talking to us–that he’d heard about a poll that brought up the bus company back in the summer. For what it’s worth, Tim Bee says he only did the books for the bus company, which was owned by his brother, Keith Bee.
Here’s the DCCC ad:
Giffords condemned the ad in a press release earlier today. Giffords’ statement:
I denounce the latest advertisement from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee towards my opponent Tim Bee that began on 10/08. Personal attacks have no place in this campaign.
Legally I have no control or influence on the advertisements paid for by DCCC or any other outside group. However, I would like to see this ad removed from the airwaves immediately.
I am disappointed that Tim Bee and his campaign allies have repeatedly tried to distort my record, and I’m equally disappointed in this recent TV ad sponsored by the DCCC. Southern Arizonans deserve better.
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