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)

              (Facebook/ElectAllenWest)
(Facebook/ElectAllenWest)

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.

Watch:


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

MORE FROM Jillian Rayfield


Related Topics ------------------------------------------

2012 Elections Allen West Florida Patrick Murphy Republicans