Make us your home page

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

West-Murphy race is America's nastiest



Hard to fathom a nastier congressional race in the country than Allen West-Patrick Murphy. The two are in a race to say who's the biggest liar. Today, West come swinging hard with a second ad about Murphy's drunken arrest years ago. It implies that Murphy's father paid off the prosecutor, giving him a large campaign donation after charges were dropped.

Murphy's campaign today is howling about the $1 million donation casino barron Sheldon Adelson gave to a group supporting West. “The desperation of West’s campaign is evident in their hope that this outside money could bail out their struggling campaign.  West has already outspent Murphy, yet the polls still show the race a dead heat," said spokeswoman Erin Moffet.

[Last modified: Friday, October 26, 2012 4:42pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours