Simpson blasts 'personal injury lawyer'

Rep. Mike SimpsonMIchael (Mike) Keith SimpsonIdaho GOP's power struggle underscores fissures in party Rivers, hydropower and climate resilience The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate path uncertain after House approves Jan. 6 panel 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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