9/29/2010

Attack Ad Backfires Big Time: Webster raises off Grayson attack

Attack Ad Backfires Big Time: Webster raises off Grayson attack
By ALEXANDER BURNS
9/29/10 6:39 AM EDT

Former Florida state Sen. Dan Webster isn’t just pushing back on an attack ad from Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson labeling him “Taliban Dan” – he’s also raising money online at a quick clip.

Webster’s website now features a front-page debunking of Grayson’s ad, which edited a clip of Webster urging religious conservatives, “Don’t pick the ones [Bible verses] that say, ‘She should submit to me,’” to make it look like he just said: “She should submit to me.”

The Republican sent out an appeal Tuesday declaring Grayson’s ad “ludicrous and false” – and pulled in about $70,000 online as of midnight. That’s a big sum for a candidate who entered the race late and had $105,000 on hand as of Aug. 4.
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