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Where's the pro-Connie Mack ad?

UPDATE Thursday: Matt Williams, a political consultant behind the PAC, says the ad details are still being worked out. He said it would appear on TV but could not say when.

A political action committee called Freedom PAC pushed to the media this week an ad touting its favored candidate in Florida's U.S. Senate race, Connie Mack. But when that ad will appear on TV, and not just blogs, is an open question.

Democrats and Republicans who track ad buys say there's no sign of a purchase or reserved air time. That could change but for now, it's summoning comparisons to Mack's own TV ad, which hit incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson for supporting research dealing with monkeys and cocaine (Politifact said it was mostly false.) The total buy: $9,000.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:36pm]


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