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Ad of the day: Murkowski lays into Tea Party Express

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) is free of her Republican party establishment restraints and has declared open season on the tea party with a new ad.

The ad features constituents talking about the Tea Party Express's having spent millions on Republican nominee Joe Miller's behalf. "Well, who's Senate seat would it be -- Alaska's or California's?" asks one voter, alluding to the fact that the Tea Party Express is headquartered in Sacramento. Another voter goes on to call the Tea Party Express's spending in the state a "dirty money bomb" while another claims Alaskans are "on to them now" The ad ends with a series of constituents spelling out Murkowski's name -- the spelling of which Alaskans are likely to hear often between now and November.

The ad is one of two the campaign launched on YouTube on Wednesday. The other ad, "Murkowski Spelling Clinic 101," is a light-hearted attempt to educate voters on how to spell Murkowski's name.

For more on Murkowski's chances in Alaska and her recent ad blitz, check out the AM Fix. And for a solid breakdown of how one candidate is campaigning as the "anti-politician" and why you're likely to see more whiteboards in ads, see the Fast Fix.

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By Emi Kolawole  | September 30, 2010; 12:05 PM ET
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What a sore loser murkowski is! Thinks she should be the queen of Alaska or in simpler terms, entitled to be the senator and hold the seat.

What an embarrassment she must be to Alaskans... who have a much better sense of right and wrong in a state that chose Mr. Miller over her...

And, she has such a great following she has to have an ad to tell people how to spell her name!

Posted by: GregBoo | September 30, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

LOL wow, you have to be kidding me. I just did a google news search for 'tea party' expecting to see news on Tea party events and such. The first 25 links or so were all negative 'slam' stories on some aspect of the tea party. Hey Emi, do you reporters and journalists of today ever stop to wonder what it would be like to report 'the news'?

Posted by: treii28 | September 30, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

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