Nashville (AP) -- Republican Senate Candidate Bob Corker ramped up his criticism of Democratic opponent Harold Ford Junior's family Thursday.
Corker released his first television advertisement directly aimed at the family.
Corker, who earlier said he would not address Ford's influential Memphis family as a campaign issue, has recently changed course by comparing the family to a political machine.
The new ad was filmed in Memphis and features several people asking questions and expressing opinions about Ford and his family.
The Corker Campaign said Ford family members who are public figures are legitimate topics in the race.
The Ford Campaign responded by saying Corker has no integrity.
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