JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A conservative nonprofit group is running radio ads in Alaska portraying U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski as a spoiled princess trying to hold onto a seat her father gave her.
The ad by Pennsylvania-based Let Freedom Ring is airing in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. The size of the buy wasn't immediately provided.
The ad doesn't endorse Murkowski's Republican rival, tea party favorite Joe Miller.
After Miller defeated Murkowski in the primary, she mounted a write-in campaign, saying she was encouraged to do so by Alaskans wanting a choice between Miller's "extremist" views and the "inexperience" of Democrat Scott McAdams, a small-town mayor.
Murkowski was appointed to the Senate seat held by her father when he became governor in 2002, and won it outright in 2004.