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Gayle Harrell serves up red meat in first TV ad



State Rep. Gayle Harrell, a Stuart Republican challenging Congressman Tim Mahoney, bares her conservative soul in the first TV ad of the campaign. It opens with her walking past a framed poster of Ronald Reagan then touts her efforts to "cut property taxes $24-billion over five years."

But not too long ago, Harrell was boasting that she was the only House member to vote against Speaker Marco Rubio's tax swap. Sure, it would have increased the sales tax, as Harrell noted. But the overall effect would have been a tax decrease.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:21pm]


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