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      Political attack ads run during controversial cold case report

      This is it, the final stretch.

      Local attorney and former district judge Ricardo Rodriguez says he's played nice in the race for district attorney.

      But the gloves are off and he's not backing down now. The 48 hours reports that shed light on the Irene Garza murder case aired Saturday with Rodriguez's final political ads before election day running during the commercial breaks. Coincidence or a planned attack on incumbent Rene Guerra who was featured in the story.Rodriguez says it was not planned.

      The ads running during that time slot sure did stir up questions among voters, but Rodriguez says the focus should be Irene Garza's family and the case that went cold.

      Rodriguez says the murder of the former valley beauty queen should not be used as political propaganda, but he feels that if he were to become district attorney of Hidalgo County, the case should be revisited.