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Marco Rubio campaign hits Patrick Murphy over resume in new ad

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Another day, another TV ad raising questions about Patrick Murphy’s credentials.

Marco Rubio released a new ad aimed at Murphy and allegations he embellished his resume. In June, CBS Miami ran a two-part report where it revealed he did not meet the minimum requirements to become a CPA in Florida and wasn’t a small business owner.

“In an ad called ‘Truth,’ Marco Rubio manages to lie three times in 30 seconds. These discredited lies are all Marco Rubio has to run on after he lied about showing up for Florida in the U.S. Senate and abandoned Floridians on the issues that matter,” Galia Slayen, a spokeswoman for Murphy’s campaign, said in a statement. “Marco Rubio should stop smearing Patrick and tell Floridians the truth about why he won’t commit to a full Senate term. Hint: so he can abandon Florida again to run for President in 2020.”

PolitiFact rated a similar ad by the National Republican Senatorial Committee “mostly false.”

The new 30-second spot — called “Truth” and released by the campaign Tuesday — features clips of the CBS Miami report as well as a report focused on his academic achievements.

“Patrick Murphy has trouble with the truth. … No wonder a non-partisan study ranked Murphy one of the least effective members of Congress,” a narrator says in the spot. “Patrick Murphy: Just too many lies.”

Rubio faces Murphy in the November general election. The race is one of the most-watched Senate races in the nation, and outside organizations are expected to pour millions of dollars into the race.

The Rubio campaign also released a Spanish-language ad Tuesday. The spot — a translated version of one he’s already airing — is airing in Miami, according to the Miami Herald.


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