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US Senator Asks FOX to Avoid Broadcasting NRA-Sponsored NASCAR Event

NASCAR's announcement of a race sponsored by the National Rifle Association spurred mountains of controversy, and now a Connecticut senator is doing his best to see the event never hits the airwaves.According to a report by David Taintor of, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) sent a letter to News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch asking him not to broadcast this weekend's NRA 500, which is to be held at Texas Motor Speedway. News Corp. owns FOX, which will be broadcasting the race in prime time on Saturday night.  Here is a snapshot of Murphy's letter, per TPM:The race not only brings national attention to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate, it also features the live shooting of guns at th...

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