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Jolly wants Democrats to deep-six photoshopped political ad



 David Jolly has never met Donald Trump.

So when the incumbent Republican congressman saw an image Tuesday night that depicted him shaking hands with Trump flicker across a TV screen while attending an event at Bella Brava, he did a double-take.

“Not only have I never met Donald Trump,” Jolly said Wednesday. “I don’t own a red-and-white striped tie.”

The 30-second TV spot shows several images that depict Jolly standing next to Trump. But they’re all fabricated: software was used to superimpose Jolly’s head over whoever was actually meeting Trump, making them seem buddy-buddy.

However, Jolly has long criticized Trump, the Republican nominee for president, and has said he won’t vote for him. But that didn’t stop the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from creating the ad and adding more fire to the already contentious race in the 13th Congressional District.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:40pm]


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