Several groups outside of Arizona have attacked Jeff Flake in his bid for the U.S. Senate.
The latest ad to hit the Valley's airwaves comes from the political action committee, AFSCME People (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees).
"(Flake) wants to risk our Social Security on Wall Street," the ad claims.
ABC15 determined that allegation to be MISLEADING.
In 2005, Flake did introduce the Individual Social Security Investment Program Act , which gave people the option to divert their share of the payroll tax into a personal savings account.
However, the bill did not make PSAs mandatory as suggested by the ad's use of the word 'our.'
"(Flake would) amend the constitution to take away people's rights," the ad's narrator says.
ABC15 determined that claim to be INCONCLUSIVE.
The ad cites an article from the Payson Roundup that claims Flake said he preferred having state legislatures appoint U.S. Senators instead of the voters but the article doesn't actually quote Flake.
A spokesperson tells ABC15 Flake doesn't support amending the constitution in that fashion.
Lastly, the ad claims Flake would "limit health care access for rape victims."
ABC15 determined that claim to be FICTION.
In 2011, Flake did co-sponsor the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act which prohibited federally funded abortions except in cases of rape or incest.
The Flake campaign chose not to release a statement to ABC15 in response to the ad.
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