Dem congressman's ad brags: 'He voted with the Republican leader 63% of the time'

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  1. Dem congressman's ad brags: 'He voted with the Republican leader 63% of the time'

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    One Democrat running for reelection for a conservative seat is bragging about his loyalty — to John Boehner.

    "Bill Owens didn't vote with Nancy Pelosi 93 percent of the time," the narrator says, responding to an attack ad from his Republican rival in a conservative Upstate New York district. "He voted with the Republican leader 63 percent of the time."

    Owens, elected in a special election after a Republican civil war earlier this year, now faces a unified challenge from the right.

    UPDATE: National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Ken Spain points to a Washington Post chart that shows Owens voting with his party 93 percent of the time and accuses Owens of "lying about his record."

    "The numbers speak for themselves, since coming to Congress, Bill Owens has been a nothing more than a reliable vote sitting in Nancy Pelosi's back pocket," he said.

    The site that Owens himself cites in his ad shows him voting with the Democrats 93 percent of the time.

    That same site also contains the 63 percent figure, an overlap the Times explained recently.