CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The family of the late Robert C. Byrd blasted the GOP nominee for his U.S. Senate seat Sunday after he used an image from Byrd's memorial service in a TV ad attacking the Democratic nominee.
The ad by Republican John Raese's campaign seeks to link President Barack Obama to Gov. Joe Manchin by displaying an image of the two Democrats at the state Capitol ceremony marking Byrd's June 28 death.
Raese and Manchin are running in a special election for what remains of Byrd's term. Byrd was history's longest-serving member of Congress when he died at 92.
Raese's campaign manager, Jim Dornan, defended the use of the image.
"That's a stock photo. We had no idea it was from the memorial service," he said.
This is a tasteless and insensitive act by Mr. Raese," said a statement by the family of Byrd, who was also a Democrat.
If the family wants it pulled, he should respect their wishes and pull it.
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Does this mean that you now believe we also should respect the families of the victims of 9/11 and not build the mosque near ground zero?
Some might find funding for the NY ctr coming from similar foreign backers who also financed 9-11 terrorists disrespectful... Just say'n...
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