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Healey Ad Misleads, Dems Say

Several Democrats are upset over an ad by Republican gubernatorial candidate Kerry Healey in which they're heard praising her work on a sex crimes law.

They claim the TV spot implies their endorsement of her campaign despite their backing of Deval Patrick, the Democratic nominee.

Senator Steve Baddour (D-Methuen) and Representatives Eugene O'Flaherty (D-Chelsea) and Peter Koutoujian (D-Waltham) say their praise is only directed at Healey's work on the bill, not her political credentials. The law increased the statute of limitations for reporting sex crimes.

A Healey campaign spokesman says the comments were taken from a public event.

Healey trails Patrick by about 25 points in the latest poll. We speak with University of New Hampshire pollster Andrew Smith about the results of the poll.

This program aired on October 2, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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