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There’s a political war going on in the Republican Primary for State House down in Jacksonville. Martin Aragona, a former County Commissioner, is running as is Phil Shepard who, it turns out, is supported by the local leaders of the Perdue-Easley political machine (including a former Easley Highway Commissioner).

At their first debate Aragona asked Shepard if he supported a $4 million Sales Tax increase (that’s on the ballot for voters to approve on May 4th ). Shepard answered, Yes sir, and said he’d be voting for the tax increase, which may have sat well with Shepard’s Perdue supporters but landed him in a quagmire with Republicans because of a radio ad he’s running.

 
Here’s Martin Aragona’s ad:
 
 

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