Republican Congressman Michael McCaul has a "new" campaign ad. We put new in parentheses because it's basically a repackaging of his original ad, except that he finally admits that he has an opponent in the District 10 race (Democrat Larry Joe Doherty), whom he calls "desperate" and whose "attacks detract from the real issues."
I suppose that depends on what you consider "real issues" – Doherty's ad goes after McCaul for taking contributions from the "captains of industry" that got us into our current financial mess (although, to be fair, it must be noted that McCaul voted against the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill). Seems pretty relevant to this election to me.
Here's McCaul's new ad; compare it with Doherty's ad and decide for yourself. What do you think?
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