TV station pulls anti-Shaheen ads off air

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Associated Press

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 28 at 4:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A super PAC's negative ads against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire are being pulled off the air.

A conservative outside group, Ending Spending Action Fund, claims in the ads that "Shaheen's wealth has surged while in public office." Her financial disclosure forms filed with the Senate show the opposite, with her personal wealth dropping by at least $562,000 and perhaps as much as $1 million.

Before being pulled Wednesday, the anti-spending group's 30- and 60-second ads had aired on Boston's NBC affiliate, WHDH. Boston's media market covers the population-heavy southern tier of New Hampshire, and campaigns aimed at New Hampshire voters often buy airtime on those stations.

The ad spat comes as a poll shows the race between Shaheen and presumptive Republican nominee Scott Brown essentially tied.

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