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GOP PAC targets Clinton on Puerto Rico

America Rising
While Hillary Clinton heads to Puerto Rico on Friday, Republicans are looking to link her tax plans to the U.S. territory’s recent default on its $72 billion debt.
 
{mosads}Republican political action committee America Rising is launching online ads in Puerto Rico arguing that Clinton’s policy plans would raise taxes and increase the debt — just like Democratic Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla.
 
“Clinton & Padilla = More Taxes, More Debt,” reads the English ad. “Clinton & Padilla = Más Impuestos, Más Deuda,” reads the Spanish ad.
 
“Under Governor Padilla’s failed leadership, Puerto Rico has already gone bankrupt, and the United States risks going down the same path if Clinton has her way,” said America Rising spokeswoman Amelia Chassé.
 
Chassé said that “it’s not surprising that Secretary Clinton is campaigning with Governor Padilla in Puerto Rico, as they share a left-wing ideology of runaway spending and higher taxes.”
 
Both Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are scheduled to campaign in Puerto Rico Friday afternoon. The campaign stops are seen as a way for each party to reach out to the Hispanic community — a crucial voting block in this election. 
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