Candidates Clash over Veteran's Ad Claims

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Thursday, October 12 2006 Oct 12, 2006 Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:44:04 PM CDT October 12, 2006 in News
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KANSAS CITY - An Iraqi war veteran is the center of a dispute over a TV ad for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Claire McCaskill. Josh Lansdale of Kansas City was injured in August 2003 while he was a firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Army Reserves. But, Lansdale won't release records to support claims in the ad that he had to wait six months to see a doctor after returning with a broken ankle and post-traumatic stress syndrome. The ad states Republican incumbent Sen. Jim Talent voted 23 times against veterans' benefits. Lansdale said he showed his medical records to other veterans and they can vouch for him.

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