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Harris attacks Nelson

U.S. Sen. candidate Katherine Harris announced a statewide ad buy attacking Sen. Bill Nelson and touting a sex-crimes law she helped pass.

Here's the text:

"Katherine Harris.  A gutsy woman who fought for conservative values and won.   Harris sponsored Carlie’s law to get tough on sexual predators and pedophiles. Bill Nelson is a do-nothing liberal Senator who hasn’t passed a meaningful bill in six years. And as insurance commissioner Nelson’s actions caused insurance rates to soar and Floridians paid the price.  Florida needs a gutsy fighter, not a do-nothing Senator."

Nelson spokesman Dan McLaughlin responded: "Liberal? No, not true. She's trying to apply labels that don't sit. He's voted to approve more than 95 percent of the president's judicial appointments.

"A do-nothing Senator? Again, not true. Bill Nelson was as instrumental as any member of congress to keep oil rigs off Florida's shores. Just this year, among others, he got through the Senate the bill that allows people to get cheaper prescriptions from Canada."

"As for insurance, Katherine Harris is clueless about the marketplace. She's just flat out clueless. Insurance rates were 55 percent less on average when he was commissioner, compared to today. Maybe she wasn't paying attention, but eight hurricanes hit this state in less than two years."