Senate candidate Susan Bysiewicz defended her new campaign ad that attacks opponent Chris Murphy for accepting contributions from Wall Street firms. During a taping of “Face the State,” set to air Sunday, the former secretary of the state refuted claims by the Murphy campaign that the ad contained false statements.
The interview with Bysiewicz was scheduled before the ad controversy broke, but due to the new developments, much of the interview focused on the ad. Bysiewicz said she won’t change the wording of the ad , and it will continue airing verbatim.
The Murphy campaign took issue with the ad’s claim that the 5th district congressman has taken more donations from hedge funds than any other Democrat in congress. The campaign said Bysiewicz had confused Murphy with former Congressman Scott Murphy of New York. During the Face the State interview, Bysiewicz defended the claim, saying there is no such confusion. At one point, Bysiewicz said Murphy’s dispute with the ad shows “he is out of touch like Nancy Johnson.” Johnson is the longtime Republican congresswoman ousted by Murphy in 2006, after he ran ads criticizing her campaign donations.
More information later on Eyewitness News at 11. The complete interview will air Sunday at 11 on Face the State on WFSB Channel 3.
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