October 13, 2015

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson will air the first television ad of his Senate campaign tonight during the Democratic presidential debate:

The 30-second ad which will run on cable throughout Florida focuses on Grayson's ethics complaint against Rep. Kevin McCarthy. The day after Grayson laid out his case that McCarthy and Rep. Trey Gowdy improperly used taxpayer funds to direct a political witch-hunt against Hillary Clinton, McCarthy suddenly dropped out of the race to replace Speaker John Boehner.

The full text of the ad is below:

Announcer: "First, Alan Grayson called out the Benghazi Committee on its partisan witch-hunt."

Chris Cuomo: "... it was an unfair investigation. The man making that case and saying it's an ethical violation is Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson."

Announcer: "Then Grayson filed charges."

Tamron Hall: "Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson filed an ethics complaint against McCarthy..."

Announcer: "The next day, Republican leader Kevin McCarthy surrendered."

Grayson: "I filed an ethics complaint against McCarthy yesterday and today he drops out of the race."

Ed Schultz: "Alan Grayson is undoubtedly the progressive warrior."

Grayson: "I’m Alan Grayson. I approved this ad."

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