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Pittsburgh Television Stations Reverse Decision To Pull Ad Attacking Joe Sestak

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Two Pittsburgh-area TV stations are reversing a decision to pull a commercial attacking Democratic policies and the voting record of U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Friday that the stations are restoring the ad that the business advocacy group sponsored.

An official for sister stations WPGH and WPMY declined to comment.

Sestak, a second-term congressman from the Philadelphia suburbs, had complained to stations about the accuracy of various statements in the ad.

The stations told the Sestak campaign earlier this week that it pulled the ad because the claim that Sestak voted with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 100 percent of the time is untrue.

Sestak's Republican opponent Pat Toomey cites Congressional Quarterly statistics that show 97 percent of Sestak's votes aligning with Pelosi's.