(CNN) – Freshman Democrat from Colorado, Rep. Betsy Markey has a message for her Republican opponent state Rep. Cory Gardner–there are two Markeys in Congress.
Markey's campaign is firing back at a recent ad released by Gardner's campaign accusing Markey of "voting for the most fiscally irresponsible budget in history." One problem- wrong Markey. Betsy Markey actually voted against the Obama administration's budget. The confusion stems from the fact that the other Markey in Congress, Rep. Ed Markey a Democrat from Massachusetts voted yes.
In a statement released Tuesday, the Markey campaign, who is in the home stretch of their re-election bid, calls the new attack "lousy" and encourages Rep. Gardner to "research his claims a little better" and refers him to google.com. "If Rep. Gardner can't figure out how this whole voting system works, how can he be trusted to actually read bills?" the statement adds.
Gardner's spokeswoman Rachel Boxer had this to say about the apparent mistaken identity: "Rep. Markey can try to use this to change the subject all she wants, but the fact remains that she has voted for Nancy Pelosi's job-killing agenda 94 percent of the time, and within her first 50 days in Congress, Rep. Markey recklessly spent a billion dollars an hour, approving $1.2 trillion in new spending."
Boxer also provided CNN with the updated version of the ad.
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