Brutal Allen West ad uses opponent's mugshot

West's ad drudges up Patrick Murphy's arrest for a bar fight

By Jillian Rayfield

Published September 28, 2012 9:07PM (EDT)


A new attack ad from Florida Rep. Allen West's reelection campaign targets Patrick Murphy, his Democratic opponent, for an arrest in 2003. Murphy was thrown out of a club and arrested for being drunk and disorderly.


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