In his latest TV ad, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred conflates two of his main campaign talking points.
He criticizes Republican Gov. Butch Otter for presiding over a $128 million budget cut to public schools, while pushing a tax increase.
The latter is a reference to Otter's push for gas tax and vehicle registration fee increases, the defining battle of the 177-day 2009 legislative session. The 7.5 percent cut to public schools came a year later; after failing to get tax and fee increases in 2009, Otter made no funding push during the 2010 session.
Allred's timing may be off, but is the message on point? Watch the ad and judge for yourself: