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Debate Fact Check: Hasner Continues Lies and Hypocrisy

Hasner’s Record of Dishonesty Makes It Impossible to Trust Him With Our Future

TALLAHASSEE, FL — At today’s FL-22 debate, Adam Hasner continued his disturbing pattern of lies and hypocrisy which has become endemic of his increasingly struggling and desperate campaign. Hasner claimed he wants to reduce the deficit — but supports Ryan’s plan which would add $3.1 trillion to the deficit according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office; claimed he supports education, but has called for the elimination of the Department of Education; and claimed he would work across the aisle, although Senator Marco Rubio once called Hasner “the most partisan legislator in Tallahassee.”

“Adam Hasner’s record of lies and hypocrisy has made it impossible for the people of Florida to trust him,” said David Bergstein, Florida Democratic Party spokesman. “Hasner is trying to ignore the facts because he knows his record is out of touch with middle class families. From supporting an extreme Republican budget that increases our deficit and ends Medicare as we know it, to trying to eliminate the Department of Education — Hasner has shown time and again that he is out of touch with Florida’s values and simply can’t be trusted with our state’s future.”  

This pattern of misleading and false statements follows a TV ad aired by Hasner in which he claims he would “never accept a pay raise” — after supporting a 2.5 percent salary increase for himself while in the Legislature. 

DEBATE FACT CHECK

HASNER CLAIM: I will reduce the deficit

HASNER FACT: Adam Hasner supports Ryan’s budget plan which would add $3.1 trillion to the deficit according to the CBO.

HASNER CLAIM: I will support education.

HASNER FACT: Adam Hasner has called for the elimination of the Department of Education.  

HASNER CLAIM: I am a bipartisan moderate

HASNER FACT: Sen. Marco Rubio called Hasner “the most partisan legislator in Tallahassee.” 

HASNER CLAIM: When asked about his vote on a 2010 bill that would have mandated ultrasounds for women seeking an abortion, even in cases of rape, Hasner said, “Those aren’t the facts.”

HASNER FACT: Hasner voted for a bill that would required women seeking abortions to receive ultrasounds, even in cases of rape. 

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