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  • America Votes

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    Friday, February 13, 2004

    Ad compares Specter to Kerry 

    The Club for Growth, an anti-tax group, started airing an ad that’s aimed at defeating Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania in a Republican primary by likening him to Sen. John Kerry.

    Over a picture of Kerry, the ad says: "He voted for eight huge tax hikes. He supports greedy trial lawyers instead of doctors on legal reform. He's blocked school choice education programs. And he's rated one of the Senate's most wasteful spenders. John Kerry? No. Arlen Specter. Fact is, nearly 70 percent of the time, Specter and Kerry voted the same way. And that makes Arlen Specter 100 percent too liberal."

    View the ad: Realplayer | Windows

    - Steven Thomma, Knight Ridder Washington Bureau

    posted by Jim Van Nostrand at 5:24 AM



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