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Boustany says tea party pamphlet lied about him

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Posted: Oct 17, 2012 5:36 PM
Updated: Oct 17, 2012 5:36 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: baton rouge, charles boustany, tea, party, jeff landry, pamphlet, lie, election, vote

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany says a tea party group supporting his opponent, U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry, circulated a pamphlet that lies about Boustany's record.

The pamphlet was produced by FreedomWorks for America. It offers several comparisons of Boustany and Landry, looking at endorsements and ratings by third party groups of the two Republican candidates.

Complaints center on two areas: claims that Boustany never signed Grover Norquist's anti-tax-increase pledge and that Boustany wasn't endorsed by the National Right to Life Committee. Both of those assertions are untrue, according to Boustany's campaign, which supplied documents to support their claims.

Landry says he had nothing to do with the FreedomWorks brochure and hasn't seen it.

Ryan Hecker, chief operating officer of FreedomWorks, says the pamphlet has been reprinted and corrected.

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