MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle last night slammed the NRSC for their attack ad against Senator Hassan, calling it “false advertising” and “dishonest.” The ad — which falsely claimed that gas prices rose in New Hampshire when Senator Hassan was Governor — was debunked by Ruhle as “a lie,” who noted that “gas prices actually fell” in New Hampshire during her time as Governor. The ad’s false claim was so egregious that TV stations pulled it from the air last month.
Stephanie Ruhle: The last thing before we go tonight. False advertising. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is planning to spend big bucks this campaign season. About $53 million dollars to try to turn the Senate red. Yet over the last three weeks the group has already been forced to pull two of those very ads. Why? For being dishonest. The first was one targeting Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan. She’s of New Hampshire.
Stephanie Ruhle: That’s a lie. For facts sake. That last claim is simply not true. Gas prices actually fell in the state of New Hampshire while Hassan was governor. The senator’s campaign responded to that ad by saying this: “While McConnell and his allies spread falsehoods. Senator Hassan will remain laser focused on fighting for a gas tax holiday to provide Granite Staters much needed relief at the pump.”