Linda McMahon Defends Use Of JFK In Ad

HARTFORD, CT (AP / WCBS 880) – Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, is defending an online ad that uses footage of John F. Kennedy talking about the importance of tax cuts.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

Kennedy’s nephew, Edward Kennedy Jr., had urged McMahon to pull the 30-second ad from YouTube. The spot features 1963 footage of the late president. Kennedy Jr. says it misleads voters into thinking JFK would have supported McMahon’s position on tax policy.

In letter to Kennedy, released Thursday to The Associated Press, McMahon say she believes JFK would have supported her stance on extending the soon-to-expire Bush-era tax cuts for higher income earners.

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  • terry hopper

    This is shameful. How dare she! But then, I guess it’s not a new headline, “Republicans have no ethics”, Even if you CAN buy an election, it’s still WRONG

  • JustDonna

    Good Luck Using Kennedy’s voice/face without permission from the estate. She is trying to ‘drum up’ Democrat voters who have lost interest in voting. This has nothing to do with taxes… just a ploy because that gets people’s attention! Won’t be seeing this ad long!

  • ken blinko

    Lloyd Benson said it best “Your no John Kennedy” Your tax rate in 1962 was 91.4% It was lowered to 70%. You now pay 35% So just stop the nonsense.

  • William Reynolds

    He would be 93 years old, if he were alive. I thought this woman had brains, but apparently, she’s bit hit too many times in the wrestling ring.

    • terry hopper

      not enough, is more likely

  • Doug

    LInda you are so wrong, trying to ruin a dead man’s legacy to the world by insinuating he was a President for the rich, not a President for Americans

  • jerry

    go linda u are so right and they dont want u go for it girl

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