Connie Mack IV Links Bill Nelson to Monkeys on Cocaine
Florida's 2012 Senate election is shaping up to be as ridiculous as ever. Connie Mack IV, whom you might remember has been characterized by his Republican opponents as "the Charlie Sheen of Florida Politics," released a web ad today linking incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson to coked-up monkeys.
Yes, this is a true thing, and actually it's an old attack. Back in 2010, several Republican incumbents and challengers highlighted the fact that a tiny fraction of stimulus dollars given to the National Institutes of Health was used to fund a study investigating why humans get addicted to drugs. Of course, the scientists didn't want to carry out the research on humans, so they used monkeys instead.
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