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Terry Unveils New Ad Attacking Ewing on Budget

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OMAHA (KPTM)- With less than a month until election day, candidates  are digging to find some last minute blows against their opponent.

Congressman Lee Terry released a new ad Monday claiming that his opponent went over budget while in the treasurer's office. But John Ewing said Terry isn't looking at the right numbers.

"Every year that John Ewing has been in office, he has exceeded what the county board approved as his budget," Congressman Terry said.

According to him, that's around $700,000 during the 6 years he's served as Douglas County Treasurer. But Ewing said those numbers are wrong.

"The information that Mr. Terry released in his press conference today was either intentionally designed to mislead the public or he just doesn't understand budgets."

Lee Terry's new ad shows numbers from only part of the budget.

Ewing says those numbers aren't the final figures.

"He doesn't understand how the county budget process works or the fact that the county board negotiates  salaries and then adds that number back to our budget. That is not a supplement , that is not us overspending. That is their process."

Those records show he came under budget by around $150,000. With election day quickly approaching-both candidates hope voters will take a closer look at the numbers.



 Terry is still hitting Ewing for asking to increase the office's budget.  

   Ewing's spokespeople pointed out that the office has won a national award for making the office more efficient.




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