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And the winner is Michael Steele, the GOP chaiman. From an AP report on a debate between Steele and Harold Ford Jr., a former Democratic House member, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock:

“Trust me, after taxes, a million dollars is not a lot of money,” Steele said.

Yes, he said after taxes. (Steele was attacking President Barack Obama’s plan to let George W. Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy expire.) So is the Democratic attack ad finished yet? Such a spot could be used in every congressional district of the nation. This quote was first reported last week, but Dems are pushing it out today. In oppo research, this is what they call a “keeper.”

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