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McCain's new TV ad calls for drilling



Tomfalse_3 UPDATE: Politifact took a look at the ad and gave it a "false" on the truth-o-meter. Story here.

John McCain has a new TV ad (see it on cable in Florida) that makes the case for offshore oil drilling and blames Barack Obama for standing in the way. But the 30-second spot continues the misleading assertion that drilling would soon lower pump prices. While increased supplies could lessen dependence on foreign oil, it would take up to a decade to see the fruits of new drilling, experts say.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:02am]


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