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NRA running Benghazi ad against Hillary Clinton in Florida



Donald Trump is finally getting some air cover in Florida. The NRA is playing an anti-Hillary Clinton ad about Benghazi in the state and other battlegrounds.

Featured in the spot is Mark Geist, a security contractor who fought in Benghazi. "Hillary as President? No thanks. I served in Benghazi. My friends didn’t make it. They did their part. Do yours.”

The entire ad campaign is $2 million, per USA Today. Trump has not run a single ad yet in Florida while Hillary Clinton and her allies have spent $7.3 million already.

Clinton camp response: "It's outrageous that the gun lobby is standing in the way of keeping dangerous assault weapons out of the hands of terrorists while also politicizing a terrorist attack in an effort to hurt Hillary Clinton and aid Donald Trump. The country would be a better and safer place if the gun lobby invested their resources in common sense measures to save lives instead of trying to save Donald Trump's candidacy."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:20pm]


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