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A Bumper Sticker Con in Connecticut

A campaign ad that extols Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman’s “principles” contains an invented bumper sticker and fictitious Web site address.

Down and Dirty in Georgia

Both candidates for the Democratic slot on the gubernatorial ballot overplay their hands.

A False Ad in Georgia

A Democratic candidate for governor accuses a primary opponent of voting against a popular measure … before she was even elected to the legislature.

More California Fact-Twisting

Republicans aimed more distorted attacks at Democrat Francine Busby in the June 6 special House election to fill the seat vacated by convicted GOP congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham, who resigned after pleading guilty to accepting bribes.
A National Republican Congressional Committee ad misleads viewers by saying Busby “could bring back the death tax,” when in fact she has publicly supported permanent repeal of the federal estate tax for years, a fact known to Republican opposition researchers.