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Parties fight over infrastructure bill attack ad in Nevada

Infrastructure bill graphic.
Infrastructure bill graphic.(Associated Press)
Published: Oct. 29, 2021 at 9:05 PM PDT
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A fight over a political ad in Nevada this week hints at challenges both parties may face attempting to turn the debate over an infrastructure bill in Congress into campaign fodder.

Amid accuracy questions, a Nevada television station agreed to take an ad produced by Senate Democrats off the air on Wednesday before deciding to keep it on unchanged a day later.

The segment attacks Republican Adam Laxalt’s opposition to the infrastructure bill. Laxalt opposes the plan but hasn’t commented on its provisions.

Republicans said it wasn’t accurate to characterize opposition to a bill as opposition to specific components. Democrats said it was fair to describe opposition to a proposal by detailing its contents.

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