Dan Liljenquist TV ad aims to pressure Sen. Orrin Hatch into more debates

Dan Liljenquist speaks to reporters after the announcement that he forced Senator Orrin Hatch into a primary election at the Utah Republican Party 2012 Nominating Convention at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Senate candidate Dan Liljenquist has taken to the airwaves to pressure Sen. Orrin Hatch to debate him on television.

The former state senator launched a two-week, $125,000 TV ad campaign Tuesday hammering his fellow Republican for refusing televised debates and agreeing to only one radio debate before the June 26 primary election. The 30-second spots are running on local stations and FOX News.

In the ad, Liljenquist reiterates his call for eight debates, noting Hatch challenged his primary opponent in 1976 to the same thing. As the ad closes, Liljenquist urges viewers to call Hatch’s campaign office to tell him Utahns deserve real debates on the issues and provides its telephone number.

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