Tags: mccain | kyl | carmona | senate

Dem Spokesperson: McCain, Kyl Ad 'Hostage Video'

Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 10:52 AM

By Stephen Feller

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The war of insults in the U.S. Senate race in Arizona took a vicious leap forward yesterday when an ad featuring Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jon Kyl was referred to as a “hostage video” on Twitter.

In the ad, the senators question the integrity of former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, the Democratic candidate running to fill the retiring Kyl’s seat.

“The new McCain and Kyl ad is awful,” tweeted Matt Canter, communications director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. “Talk about a hostage video. Why not admit we like Carmona a lot but now he has a D after his name.”

McCain was taken as a POW while serving in Vietnam, spending five years in a prison camp there during the war.

In an ad last week, Carmona used clips of McCain and Kyl showering him with praise in support of his nomination for surgeon general 10 years ago.

“Richard Carmona’s inspiring story is the living embodiment of the American dream,” says John McCain in the clip. “He is one of the most decorated policemen in Arizona.”

Kyl then adds, “one might call him a man for all seasons. His unique background will serve him well and serve us well.”

Republican candidate Jeff Flake, who has been endorsed by McCain and Kyl, responded with both senators rebutting Carmona.

“The latest ad from Richard Carmona is the most shameful of all,” McCain says, “implying we support him. We don’t . . . His latest ads lack integrity.”

This latest back-and-forth has come after The Weekly Standard reported last week that Kyl, who approaching Carmona six years ago about running for the U.S. House, said the single conversation changed his mind about pursuing him as a candidate.

“I thought his response was odd and a little off-putting,” Kyl said. “He seemed more concerned about the perks of the office; he specifically asked about a house and a car, in the context of, well, he wasn’t a wealthy man and he would need to consider what went with the job. And he also seemed to think that it was just a lot of work for just two years, and having to run again, he thought, well, a position in the Senate would be a lot better to hold.”



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Breitbart: Govt Report Says Congress Can 'Defund' Amnesty

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 12:05 PM

Breitbart News reports that the Congressional Research Service , a nonpartisan branch of the Library of Congress , concl . . .

Early Casualty of Obama Amnesty: Tax Breaks for Working Americans

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 08:54 AM

Behind-the-scenes bargaining between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP Rep. Dave Camp on a bundle of about-to-ex . . .

Senate Dems Ever More at Odds With Obama, WH Policies

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 07:47 AM

Criticism of President Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved