Democratic Congressman Ron Klein unveiled his first attack ad on Republican Allen West Tuesday night -- charging right into what will be one of the nation's most closely watched and colorful Congressional contests. See the ad here:
Klein's ad which will hit TV in Broward and Palm Beach counties released on primary night (both candidates had weak primary challengers) might get lost in the fray of the contested primaries for U.S. Senate, governor and attorney general. But it also shows that Klein wanted to come charging out of the gate.
In his TV ad, Klein juxtaposes West talking about "individual responsibility" with information about a $11,000 IRS tax lien from Indiana in 2005, a few liens placed on his home in Broward County as well as an approximately $5,500 judgment involving American Express. The liens are generally small amounts in the hundreds and relate to fees from his HOA, Broward County records show.
"Individual responsibility and accountability is the No. 1 cultural problem we have in America," West is quoted as saying in a speech. The narrator then says: "If so then Allen West is part of the problem."