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New TV ad mentions Graham -- but where?

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October

The name of Bob Graham surfaces in a new hard-hitting ad in the governor's race in, of all places, Massachusetts.

The spot, by Republican candidate Kerry Healey, attacks Democratic opponent Deval Patrick for his efforts as a privcate lawyer to get a Florida cop-killer's death sentence overturned. In the spot, a narrator says " ... liberal Democratic Governor Bob Graham signs death sentence."

Graham was governor in 1980 and signed the death warrant for Carl Ray Songer, who killed a Florida Highway patrolman in 1983. Healey's ad closes with this: "While lawyers have a right to defend admitted cop killers, do we really want one as governor?"

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:49pm]

    

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