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Cubin Slappin’ Harkin?

By on 11.7.06 | 9:40AM

The Washington Times reports that traditionally GOP/conservative Wyoming has seen its only House race become competitive, mainly because Republican incumbent Barbara Cubin allegedly told the Libertarian in the race, Thomas Harkin, that she would slap him if he wasn't in a wheelchair. That's because Harkin, during a debate, raised the issue of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's contributions to Cubin.

Cubin's Democrat opponent, Gary Trauner, trails by only four percentage points in polls, and his allies created this ad to capitalize on the "slap" incident:

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