Berman, Sherman running new attack ads on TV

Is anybody surprised? The Howard Berman campaign has a new TV ad featuring  last week's heated confrontation with rival  Brad Sherman, capturing the moment at which Sherman pulled his smaller, older opponent close and shouted, "You want to get into this?"

The two Democratic congressmen, battling for a San Fernando Valley congressional district seat, had been arguing at a Pierce College candidates forum during an increasingly bitter campaign.

The Berman ad, riffing on the campaign's previous allegations that Sherman is "ineffective, mean and too angry," shows the congressman's  face convulsed with anger while a man's voice announces, "Brad Sherman is just not fit to represent us."

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