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Dueling attack ads in state CFO race, duelings False ratings from PolitiFact



The candidates for Florida chief financial officer are slinging a series of accusations against each other in dueling new television ads.

Democrat Loranne Ausley claims Republican Jeff Atwater helped his friends and wasted taxpayer dollars in the state Senate by backing a series of pet projects, including the $48 million "Taj Mahal" Tallahassee courthouse.

And Atwater claims that while Ausley served in the state House she pushed taxes for all -- gas taxes, property taxes, even taxes on seniors.

Who's right?

Turns out -- neither one. Read PolitiFact Florida's explanation here.

[Last modified: Friday, October 15, 2010 5:37pm]


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