BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone is launching a TV attack ad against his fellow GOP contender, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham.
It's the first Republican-on-Republican television hit of the race, and it comes despite GOP efforts to keep Republican contenders from slamming each other. The election is on Oct. 12.
Rispone's 30-second spot that starts airing Tuesday pans Abraham for reneging on a promise to donate his congressional salary to charity and for missing congressional votes.
The ad hits Abraham for a 2016 statement suggesting President Donald Trump should consider stepping aside from the GOP presidential nomination because of a recording in which Trump boasted about groping women.
Rispone's campaign says it's also running an ad criticizing Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards. Abraham's campaign didn't immediately comment.
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