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  Legislator feuds with TSA over scanners
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Last EditedRBH  Dec 21, 2011 12:13am
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News DateTuesday, December 20, 2011 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAlaska state Rep. Chris Tuck is running TV ads telling people they can skip the new body scanners at Alaska airports and should call airport police if the Transportation Security Administration gets too frisky with the resulting pat-downs.

But Tuck is wrong in making the claim that "inappropriate images are taken and stored" with the security scanners, according to the TSA. Tuck, an Anchorage Democrat, started running the ads Sunday night during the KTUU news, which airs statewide. The commercial is scheduled to appear during the morning and 6 p.m. newscasts for a total of eight airings through Wednesday.

Tuck said the air time is costing him $2,060 and that he's paying for it out of his Public Offices Expense Term, or POET, account, which is a place legislators are allowed to put surplus campaign cash after winning an election.
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