Gillibrand Star Power

The Democratic candidate in the 20th Congressional race is unleashing one of his most powerful weapons -- Kirsten Gillibrand, the popular politician who last held the upstate New York seat.
With a districtwide 78 percent approval rating in a Siena College poll released Thursday, Gillibrand's support for Scott Murphy is expected to be a valuable tool in the tightening race.
In a new ad Gillibrand asks voters to elect Murphy, saying he's the only candidate with business experience.
Gillibrand is so popular, even Republican candidate Jim Tedisco has pointed to similarities with her, including opposition to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens.
Murphy's campaign wouldn't say how much the ad cost.
The election is March 31.

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