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Markey ad highlights response to BP oil disaster

US Representative Edward J. Markey, who is running for the US Senate seat vacated by John F. Kerry, is releasing a new ad Thursday, focused on his ­response to the BP oil disaster in 2010.

The ad highlights the pressure Markey put on BP to post an online “spillcam” of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico and his accusations that the company lied about the extent of the damage.

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