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Rick Scott uses Sink's own ad against her to keep alive 'cheating' claim



"If someone lies or cheats, I hold them accountable." Those words from a television ad of Democrat Alex Sink's early in the campaign are now being used against her in a new web ad by the Rick Scott campaign for governor. Scott's add strings together media reports on the debate episode in which Sink received a message on a Droid phone from her political advisor on Monday. Sink fired the aide, Brian May, and later said she didn't know what the message said.

With three new polls showing a statistical tie, and three days after the incident, Scott's campaign is running the ad statewide.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:14pm]


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