Election 2012

Flake Hits Carmona on Treatment of Women in Ariz. Senate Race

Carmona responds that accusations were political retaliation


Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) unleashed his hardest-hitting TV ad yet against his Democratic Senate opponent Richard Carmona on Thursday morning, a 30-second spot in which Carmona's former boss sharply criticizes his temperament and interaction with women.

"Carmona is not who he seems," former acting assistant secretary of health and human services Cristina Beato says in the commercial. "He has issues with anger, with ethics, and with women. I have testified to this under oath to Congress. Richard Carmona should never, ever be in the U.S. Senate."