From PolitiFact: Congressman Kendrick Meek launched his first TV attack ad against opponent Jeff Greene in the Florida Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate.
The ad, called “He’s the Man,” attacks Greene’s background as a billionaire who made money as the economy soured.
“Meet the real Jeff Greene: Ran for Congress as a California Republican. Moved to Florida two years ago. Became a billionaire on Wall Street betting middle-class families would lose their homes. Helped fuel the economic meltdown. Warren Buffett called Greene’s scheme ‘financial weapons of mass destruction.’ ”
The ad then shows footage of Greene saying, “They’ll attack me for my friends and my past when I was single. Some of it’s true, but none of it matters.”
“Betting on suffering does matter,” the narrator responds.
We fact-checked the statement about Greene running for Congress as a Republican in a separate report, and labeled it True. And last month, we fact-checked a claim from Meek that Greene was responsible for hurting the economy. We looked at Meek’s statement that Greene “is the king of the undercover Credit Default Swap that brought about the destruction of our economy that we have right now.” We rated that Barely True.
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