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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