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Hullabaloo over five-fingered Tester in attack ad
Tester not happy with GOP attack ad portraying him with fingers he lost to childhood accident
By The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) ' U.S. Sen. Jon Tester isn't happy about a Republican attack advertisement portraying him with all five fingers on his left hand ' even though he lost three fingers in a childhood accident with a meat saw.

The ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee portrays Tester, a Democrat, as cozy with Washington, D.C., lobbyists. It shows a photo of Tester greeting President Barack Obama.

But the edited photo erroneously shows Tester's left hand with all five fingers.

Republicans say someone else's left hand was accidentally left in the photo when people in the background were cut out to show just Tester and Obama. The NRSC argues the mix-up doesn't change the message of the ad.

Tester's spokesman says the "made-up photo" emphasizes the "misleading" message.

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