The Republican Party of Florida pushed out a webvideo this morning attacking former Republican Governor turned Democrat and current Rick Scott Challenger, Charlie Crist.
Take a look
The video is pretty straight forward. Crist was in the Governor’s mansion during the great recession in 2008 and decided to run for Senate instead of reelection in 2010. Current Florida Senator Marco Rubio took control of that primary in dramatic fashion, which caused Crist to run as an Independent with hopes of being able to defeat Rubio in a pool of general election voters.
He was wrong and was easily defeated.
Now, Crist’s speech at the Democratic National Convention is probably the rebuttal he would point to first. “I didn’t leave the Republican party, it left me” he said on that night in Charlotte in 2012. He also endorsed Barack Obama the night before the Republican Convention in Tampa and has tagged the GOP often when talking to the media.
He’s been labeled as a traitor by his former mates in the Republican party setting up one of the most personal races in the country.
Expect RPOF to push this message to the moderates as we creep deeper into the election cycle.