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PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking a Web ad attacking Connie Mack



Judging from a recent Web ad, George LeMieux thinks his rival for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate is a loser on par with Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen.

The ad parodies "Two and a Half Men" -- the show Sheen infamously quit in a snit -- to target U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, whom the ad mockingly calls "Half Mack."

PolitiFact Florida checked two claims from the ad and found both statements to be inaccurate. 

We looked at the ad's claim that Connie Mack "failed to pay his child support" and rated it False. We also fact-checked if Mack's "only real job in the real world" was as "'events coordinator' for Hooters" and rated that Mostly False.  Click the links to see the ad, our extended analysis and complete sources. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 2:29pm]


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