McMahon Slams Blumenthal on Vietnam Flub

New ad questions Democrat's honesty
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2010 3:53 PM CDT

(Newser) – Linda McMahon puts the issue of Dick Blumenthal's military service front-and-center in a new campaign ad. Titled "What Else?", the ad slams the Democratic Senate candidate for implying on more than one occasion that he served in Vietnam. Blumenthal was enlisted in the Marine Reserves but was never sent overseas.

McMahon has been surprisingly gentle with such an obvious gaffe on such an important issue, but with the race for the Connecticut's Senate seat tight, she's pulling out all the stops, NPR notes. The ad hopes to turn Blumenthal's mistake into an integrity problem in the eyes of voters—"if he lied about Vietnam, what else is he lying about?" it asks in conclusion. Get more info Blumenthal here.
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