AAA  Aug. 27, 2014 6:28 PM ET
Ad war heating up in Massachusetts governor's race
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(AP) — The sharp elbows are coming out in the Massachusetts governor's race.

On Wednesday, a super PAC supporting Republican candidate Charlie Baker unveiled a television ad targeting Democrat Martha Coakley.

The 30-second spot faults Coakley for underestimating the state's gas tax during a television appearance while supporting last year's decision to hike the tax by 3 cents to 24 cents a gallon, the first increase since 1991.

Coakley also opposes a ballot question which would repeal a law automatically linking future hikes in the tax to inflation.

The Commonwealth Future Political Action Committee is funded largely by the Republican Governors Association.

Coakley quickly posted a 30-second online video accusing Baker of being "at the center of one of the biggest boondoggles in history" referring to his time in state government during the Big Dig project.

Associated Press
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