Rep. Allen West’s latest campaign ad pits his record as an Army colonel against his opponent Patrick Murphy’s as someone who got thrown out of a bar for drunken fighting.
“February 16, 2003, Fort Hood, Texas: Lt. Col. Allen West had just received deployment orders, and prepares his men to go to war. That night, South Beach, Miami: Patrick Murphy is thrown out of a club for fighting, covered in alcohol, and unable to stand. Murphy then confronts and verbally assaults a police officer. Patrick Murphy was arrested and taken to jail. Two men, a country in crisis — you decide.”