Klein starts general election with attack ad against West; West camp says Klein ‘flat-out lied’by George Bennett | August 24th, 2010
None of that feel-good introductory stuff for U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, as he begins his general election race against Republican challenger Allen West.
With the polls barely closed from today’s primaries, the Klein campaign tonight is launching the first ad of the fall campaign — a 30-second spot slamming West for some financial issues originally reported here plus a claim that West had an $11,000 IRS lien filed against him in Marion County, Ind.
West campaign manager Josh Grodin says he’ll provide proof Wednesday that the document cited in the Klein ad is not valid.
Says Grodin: “It’s sad that Klein has chosen to play politics as usual at a time when our country needs principled leadership – especially considering the fact that he flat out lied about Allen ever having an IRS lien in Marion County. Let me say this again. Allen West, and his wife Dr. Angela M. Graham-West have never resided, nor owned property in Marion County, IN, and there was never a valid IRS lien placed upon them. Since Ron Klein approved this message, then Ron Klein owes the West family a formal public apology for this outrageous lie in his first campaign ad in 2010.”
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