Allen West, Tea Party star, uses Patrick Murphy's mugshot in ad

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    Allen West, Tea Party star, uses Patrick Murphy's mugshot in ad
    Published: September 29, 2012 8:51 AM
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Tea Party star Allen West, in his bid to hold onto his House seat with a little more than a month to go before the election, is using his opponent's bleary mug shot from nine years ago as the focus of a blistering ad.

    On a single night in February 2003, the ad released Friday notes, West was on an Army base in Texas, preparing to go to war. College student Patrick Murphy, meanwhile, was being arrested outside a Miami-area nightclub after an alleged drunken brawl, the ad says.

    "Two men, a country in crisis. You decide," says a narrator.

    The ad from the Florida Republican freshman congressman star uses dramatic music and visuals of a scope's crosshairs to emulate a high-tech spy flick. Murphy's mug shot plays a prominent role in the spot.

    Murphy's campaign responded by pointing out that Murphy was just 19 when he was arrested and that West was later reprimanded for his conduct in Iraq and was 42 at the time.


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