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Patrick Murphy jabs Alan Grayson with first web ad



U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, of Jupiter, took a swipe at his main opponent in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate by launching his first web ad today.

In the 45-second bit, Murphy's campaign juxtaposes two contradictory statements from U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, of Orlando, as a means to illustrate what appears to be double-speak on Grayson's part.

"Home ownership is, in fact, the American dream. There's no other way to put it," a video clip shows Grayson telling the Florida Realtors Conference in late August.

The ad follows with an audio clip of Grayson a month later telling the Democratic Women's Caucus of Florida: "The American dream is not the ability to buy a home. Despite what the National Association of Realtors may want you to think."

Grayson launched his first web ad about six weeks ago, attacking Murphy's legislative record. That video appears to no longer be available.

Grayson and Murphy are battling for the party nomination in the race for Marco Rubio's U.S. Senate seat. North Palm Beach attorney Pam Keith is also running.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:20pm]


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