facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

A Kennedy objects to GOP ad quoting JFK

Sept. 23, 2010 at 3:25 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy has asked a Senate candidate in Connecticut to pull an online commercial featuring President John F. Kennedy.

Edward M. Kennedy Jr., the president of a financial services firm and Branford, Conn., resident, calls Linda McMahon's ad "dishonest," saying it implies the president would have backed her call for tax cuts, the Hartford Courant reports. He described the early 1960s as a "completely different economic time."

"You attempt to conflate your economic policies with those of President Kennedy's in order to capitalize on his legacy,'' Kennedy wrote to McMahon's campaign. "Please stop misleading voters."

Kennedy is a friend of the Democratic candidate, Richard Blumenthal.

Ed Patru, a McMahon spokesman, said the campaign is considering giving the ad more prominence. He said the younger Kennedy's uncle proposed tax cuts in August 1963, three months before his assassination, to create better incentives for financial risk-taking.

"That was the case 47 years ago, and it's the case today," he said in an e-mailed response.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence
2
Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting
3
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized
4
Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom
5
Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no' Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback