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PolitiFact Florida Checks Out Grayson's Follow-Up to "Taliban Dan" Ad



Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, turned heads -- and inspired some outrage -- with a Sept. 25, 2010, ad labeling his Republican challenger, former state House Speaker Daniel Webster, "Taliban Dan" due to his longstanding connection to a conservative Christian group.

Now, the ad is history. (Literally: It has apparently been taken down from YouTube.) But on Wednesday, the Grayson campaign released a new ad, called "Dan Webster: The Facts.”

PolitiFact Florida checked two of the facts in the new ad.

One statement earned a Barely True while another one earned a True. You can click on the links in the previous sentence to read PolitiFact Florida's analysis.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:33pm]


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