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Ad War Heating up in
Massachusetts Governor´s Race

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/27/2014 7:39:59 PM

Boston - The sharp elbows are coming out in the Massachusetts governor’s race. On Wednesday, a super PAC supporting Republican candidate Charlie Baker unveiled a television ad targeting Democrat Martha Coakley. The 30-second spot faults Coakley for underestimating the state’s gas tax during a television appearance while supporting last year’s decision to hike the tax by 3 cents to 24 cents a gallon, the first increase since 1991. Coakley also opposes a ballot question which would repeal a law automatically linking future hikes in the tax to inflation. The Commonwealth Future Political Action Committee is funded largely by the

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Remember. There´s a reason why it´s called an "ad war." Both sides are trying to sell you something you may orn may not want. We know who lies more, however. Oh, and organizations most times seem to be a misrepresentation of what they espouse and who is paying the tab.

      


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