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Simpson blasts 'personal injury lawyer'

Rep. Mike SimpsonMIchael (Mike) Keith SimpsonGreen Party puts Dem seat at risk in Montana GOP senator threatened to hold up bill over provision to honor late political rival: report Spending bill includes major wildfire overhaul MORE (R-Idaho) is out with his first TV ad, blasting Tea Party opponent Bryan Smith (R) as a "personal injury lawyer" and touting his conservative credentials.

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"There's no defense for personal injury lawyer Bryan Smith's attempt to smear Mike Simpson's conservative record," the ad's narrator says. "The truth? Mike Simpson voted for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, voted to cut spending by trillions, voted 49 times to repeal and defund ObamaCare, voted to repeal the Wall Street bailout and repay taxpayers.

"Personal injury lawyer Bryan Smith's smear? There's no defense."

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