What am I missing?
The last TV ad for state Sen. Harri Anne Smith accuses GOP primary opponent state Rep. Jay Love of voting “for higher income taxes,” trying “to raise taxes one billion,” and voting “for Alabama’s largest tax increase.” The specific votes cited on screen for these claims is House Bill 1 on June 2, 2003. (See the screen shots below. Click on them if you want to see them bigger. See the ad in .wmv format here.)
According to ALISON, when that bill (HB1 of the first special session) went to the Senate, Sen. Harri Anne Smith also voted for it. See Roll Call votes 275 and 276 on June 7, 2003.
If she is saying that Love’s vote on HB1 is evidence that he voted for higher income taxes, for raising taxes by one billion dollars, and for Alabama’s largest tax increase, then isn’t her vote on HB1 evidence that she did the same?