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Nelson lawyers demand stations pull Chamber ad

Posted May 14, 2012 by William March

Updated May 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM

In a letter to television stations across Florida, attorney for Florida Sen. Bill Nelson have said television stations should stop airing an ad by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce attacking Nelson, saying its contentions about the Affordable Care Act, which Nelson backed, are false.

The ad says Medicare beneficiaries “will see $500 billion in Medicare cuts to fund Obamacare.” Nelson’s letter, from a Miami law firm, cites an analysis by Factcheck.org,  a non-partisan political fact-checking service affiliated with the Annenberg Public Policy Center, saying that’s false. It also cites an analysis by Politifact.