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Conservative group takes on Tom Campbell's tax record

April 19, 2010 |  2:33 pm
A new attack ad is on the airwaves in the Republican U.S. Senate primary -- and the funding didn't come from California.

The Iowa-based American Future Fund launched a 30-second ad blasting former Rep. Tom Campbell for refusing to sign an anti-tax pledge. A spokesman for the AFF said the group is spending $1 million to run the ads for one week on stations across California.

Campbell has supported state tax increases in the past, but has said he never supported any effort to raise federal income taxes.

The American Future Fund is not required to disclose the sources of its funding. The group has run radio ads against the new federal healthcare legislation. In 2008, the group ran television ads in support of Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota).

Attacks on Campbell have become de rigueur in this campaign. One of his rivals in the primary, Carly Fiorina labeled him a "conservative in name only" in the now infamous "demon sheep" ad.

-- Anthony York in Sacramento

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