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Published August 09, 2012, 12:25 PM

Heitkamp says 'airplane' ad 'completely false'

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp says a political ad's claim that she spent taxpayer money on private airplanes is "completely false."

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp says a political ad's claim that she spent taxpayer money on private airplanes is "completely false."

Heitkamp on Thursday said she's asked television stations to stop broadcasting the ad.

It was produced by Crossroads GPS, an organization that supports Republicans. It says Heitkamp, when she was North Dakota's attorney general, "spent taxpayer dollars on private planes."

Heitkamp says the two planes were Department of Defense surplus property, and they were provided for free to the attorney general's office. One was flown on anti-drug missions. The other was used for spare parts.

The ad started airing Wednesday and is scheduled to continue for about a week. It's costing almost $200,000 to air.

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