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Buchanan on the attack in new ad



Sarasota Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan's out with a blistering attack ad on Democrat Keith Fitzgerald, trying to turn the tables in a nasty debate over ethics.

It's a return salvo on Fitzgerald's ad from this week in which he leaves a misleading impression about the investigations facing Buchanan, who has largely been cleared. But today's news about a developer who pleaded guilty to illegal contributions to Buchanan help keep the story alive -- and, Fitzgerald and Democrats hope, their chance at unseating the incumbent.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:48pm]


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