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Angelle campaign takes issue with ad from pro-Vitter PAC

1 year 1 month 3 weeks ago September 02, 2015 Sep 2, 2015 Wednesday, September 02 2015 September 02, 2015 12:50 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Republican Scott Angelle's campaign for governor is fighting back against an attack ad launched by a super PAC supporting GOP contender David Vitter.

Angelle's campaign says the ad falsely accuses the state utility regulator of wanting to "tax the Internet." Campaign officials say Vitter supported a state law that does just that.

At issue is an ad running in north Louisiana by the Fund for Louisiana's Future. It criticizes Angelle for supporting passage of a federal law that would require companies to collect state sales taxes on Internet purchases.

Vitter, a U.S. senator, voted against the legislation.

Angelle media consultant Roy Fletcher says people in Louisiana already are supposed to pay those taxes - under a 1994 state law backed by Vitter when he was a state lawmaker.

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