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Assemblyman Jay Webber at a press conference on Aug. 1, 2018. (Photo by Nikita Biryukov)

Webber accuses Sherrill of lying in new ad

By Nikita Biryukov, September 18 2018 2:59 pm

Assemblyman Jay Webber’s campaign on Tuesday accused Mikie Sherrill of lying in a campaign ad her campaign released the same day that attacked Webber’s record on women’s issues.

“Mikie Sherrill is unhinged – showing her progressive-left, true self. Her attacks are filled with lies and distortions, straight out of the DC Democrat playbook,” said campaign spokesperson Ronica Cleary. “These attacks come as no surprise; making things up and trying to scare voters is classic Mikie Sherrill. She has lied about taxes rising and home prices dropping, when the opposite is true. Just yesterday she said Jay voted for weaker penalties for domestic abusers when he actually voted for stronger legislation that was endorsed by Gabby Giffords. And today, she says Jay doesn’t support equal pay for equal work, which is flatly untrue.”

Though, Webber was one of only two legislators to vote against an equal-pay bill the state passed in April, which is what Sherrill’s ad claims, and that claim is the only one directly challenged by Webber’s campaign.

It’s not clear what other claims in the ad Webber takes issue with.

Editor’s Note: This article and its headline were updated at 3:07 p.m.

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