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Candidate Who Denounced Negative Ads Won’t Denounce Negative Ad

The Republican candidate in New York’s 20th Congressional District special election, Jim Tedisco -- who loudly denounced negative ads in his race against

Henry Hamer
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Mar 28, 2009

The Republican candidate in New York’s 20th Congressional District special election, Jim Tedisco — who loudly denounced negative ads in his race against Democrat Scott Murphy — isn’t denouncing a new ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee that shows a minute’s worth of terrorist mugshots while playing an audio clip of Murphy saying he opposes the death penalty for Osama bin Laden. It’s odd, because polls and anecdotal evidence suggest that slash-attacking third-party ads are hurting Tedisco, and the damage has been amplified by his high-profile promise to run a positive race.

Henry Hamer | I'm currently working for Google's Chrome team in Munich, Germany, as a developer advocate. I was a member of the team responsible for the online presence of Sueddeutsche.de, one of Germany's largest daily newspapers, from January 2010 to November 2011. I used to work for Yahoo! on their similarly massive European news pages before joining Sueddeutsche. I've concentrated my efforts on the internet, which has turned out to be a fantastic decision.

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