Destination 270

SMU Students Analyze the 2012 Presidential Election

New Ad Targeting Mourdock

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After Republican Richard Mourdock was criticized for his comments in the Indiana Senate Debate last week, Democrats have moved into attack mode. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has spent $1.1 million on a new ad that focuses on Mourdock’s comment about abortion from the debate.

With less than 2 weeks to go before the election, both sides have been fighting hard for this highly contested seat. The race is a toss-up, so this new ad could be devastating since the Mourdock campaign will not have much time to respond to it.

The ad calls on Mourdock to apologize for his abortion comment. The day after the debate, Mourdock came forward and said that his comments had been misinterpreted. Many Democrats, and even some Republicans, have criticized him for not fully apologizing. It will be interesting to see if the abortion comments and the new ad will sway the election towards Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly.


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