Here's the ad:
The ad is the beginning of a $125,000, two-week buy on broadcast television and Fox News Channel aimed at framing the final month ahead of the June 26 primary.
“Everybody in the state — top to bottom — have called aggressively for open and transparent debates in this process. They’ve been rebuffed by the Hatch campaign,” Liljenquist, a former state senator, said in an interview Monday. “I’m asked about it everywhere I go, ‘Why won’t he debate?’ It’s disrespectful and everybody knows it.”
Hatch’s refusal to agree to a slate of debates proposed by Liljenquist has earned him a flurry of unflattering headlines, even from media outlets that are typically friendly to the incumbent.