The Campaign Season's Hardest-Hitting Attack Ad

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Sept. 28 2012 11:55 AM

The Campaign Season's Hardest-Hitting Attack Ad

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Screenshot from Rep. Allen West's campaign commercial

There's been no shortage of attack ads this campaign season, but GOP Rep. Allen West may have just unleashed the hardest-hitting one we've ever seen in his Florida race against Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy.

Take a look for yourself:

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A tiny bit of back story, Murphy was 19 at the time of his arrest, which he has since called "the biggest mistake of my life."

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.