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Super PAC Ads, Grayson’s Attack and the Stimulus

In episode 31 of our podcast, we look at ads from a conservative "super PAC," a low blow from Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida and false claims that the stimulus failed to create jobs.

For more on the stories discussed in this episode, see:
Crossroads Jam-Up  Oct. 1
Rep. Grayson Lowers the Bar  Sept. 27
Did the Stimulus Create Jobs?  Sept. 27

No Truth to ‘No Bid’

In Florida’s gubernatorial race, Republican candidate Rick Scott claims his Democratic opponent, Alex Sink — the state’s chief financial officer — “funneled” $770,000 in "no-bid contracts" to her former employer, Bank of America. That’s not true. Sink was not the principle decision-maker, and there was plenty of open competition for the business in question.
The ad also claims she had a conflict of interest, though there’s no evidence of that.

The ad, which first aired Sept.

Crossroads Jam-Up

The latest ads from the American Crossroads “super PAC” attack Democrats running for Senate seats in Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, Nevada, Missouri and New Hampshire. The ads contain a number of misleading and false claims. …