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Ainsworth cries foul over Cavanaugh’s ‘con artist’ ad

The latest salvo in what has become a contentious campaign sees Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh on the attack against Will Ainsworth, bringing up the Guntersville state representative’s arrests from 15 years ago.

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“With family money and influence, Ainsworth never served a day for these crimes,” the ad states. “The same political insider who called Donald Trump a ‘con artist.’”

With a week and a half left until the July 17 runoff election, the Cavanaugh campaign is hopeful the ad sticks with voters.

Ainsworth, however, has a much different take on the events and calls the ad “false, misleading and malicious.”

“While in college, some buddies and I thought it would be funny to ‘kidnap’ a few fiberglass tigers that the Auburn Chamber of Commerce had placed downtown,” said Ainsworth. “It was a dumb stunt, and we all agreed to pay fines and perform community service for Habitat for Humanity.”

Ainsworth added that after college, he became a youth pastor and used the experience to teach kids a valuable life lesson about resisting peer pressure and making good choices.

The second arrest, according to Ainsworth, was a common boating citation.

“The fact that Twinkle has no conservative message or agenda and relies only on political stunts and lies proves how desperate she has become,” Ainsworth stated. “It’s a new low, even for a swamp politician like her.”

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