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PolitiFact: Sestak’s new ad ‘mostly true’

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We think that Sestak’s use of the clip was fair politics, because the clip accurately reflects what Toomey said on the show. And Toomey’s book does provide evidence that he’d love to see zero corporate taxation implemented, which justifies the ad’s use of the word “thinks.”

On the other hand, we think a viewer watching the Sestak ad would be led to believe that Toomey is actively pushing zero corporate taxation as a campaign plank, when in fact his campaign website makes no mention of such a policy, and when Toomey has acknowledged in writing that he’s wary of pursuing such a proposal because of the potential political fallout. So the ad is generally correct about Toomey’s policy preferences but misleading about what he actually advocates as a candidate. We rate it Mostly True.

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