Michael Steele’s new attack ad is blatantly hypocritical and misleading. Steele has a habit of saying one thing on television and doing another in reality, so it’s important to set the record straight.

Make no mistake, Michael Steele has taken millions in special interest money. On television he says he’s against gifts from lobbyists, but in reality he accepts gifts from lobbyists. His administration is strongly opposed to drug reimportation, so his new position on that issue should raise some eyebrows too. We’re supposed to believe Michael Steele will be a different kind of Senator? This sounds like the same old Washington hypocrisy.

Ben Cardin is the Democratic Senate Candidate from Maryland.