The Florida Democratic Party today said it made an “oversight” when it included Republican congressional challenger Allen West’s Social Security number in an attack mailer.
West, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, in a nationally watched race, called the mailer “an unprecedented new low in American politics.”
The Democratic mailer, echoing TV ads Klein’s campaign has run, blasts West for an $11,081 tax lien from 2005 that was paid off four months later.
The lien notice was pulled from public records in Indiana and is reproduced in the mailer with West’s wife’s name removed and his address blacked out. But his Social Security number is visible in a column that says “Identifying Number.”
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