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Fact-checking Adam Hasner's ad attacking George LeMieux



Adam Hasner, a former state legislator from Palm Beach County running in the 2012 GOP primary for U.S. Senate, portrays opponent George LeMieux as being cozy with former Gov. Charlie Crist -- who defected from the GOP to become an independent in the midst of his failed U.S. Senate bid in 2010.

And if association with Crist and Democratic President Barack Obama is supposed to be the kiss of death for a Republican in Florida, Hasner hopes that any inkling of criticism of GOP superstar Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is an even worse offense in a Republican primary.

PolitiFact Florida checks a pair of Rubio-centric claims made by Hasner against LeMieux in a new web ad.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 16, 2011 1:57pm]


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