Draft Biden Group Yanks Ad Focusing On Deaths Of His Family Members

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A source close to Joe Biden said the vice president does not want an ad from the super-PAC supporting his potential presidential candidacy to air, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times on Friday.

The ad, “Joe Biden: ‘My Redemption,’ ” used audio from a Yale commencement speech in which the vice president reflected on the 1972 car crash that killed his wife and daughter. Draft Biden announced the initial ad buy of $250,000 on Wednesday for the 104-second ad.

“The vice president appreciates that they are trying to help,” a person close to Biden told the Times. “But he has seen the ad and thinks the ad treads on sacred ground and hopes they don’t run it.”

In a statement to the Times, senior adviser Josh Alcorn said the ad would be pulled.

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