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Crist asks, 'Do you count to Marco Rubio?'



The Charlie Crist campaign has a new Web ad on Marco Rubio's handling of the census issue. See the jump for Rubio's response in which his campaign suggests he did not waffle.

Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos:

"By re-stating Marco Rubio’s principled position, Charlie Crist and his campaign did us a favor today. They made it clear to Floridians that, when it comes to illegal immigration and the Census, Charlie Crist shares the same position as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, ACORN and labor unions.

"On the other hand, Marco Rubio believes in an accurate count of illegal immigrants so long as they are not counted when determining states’ congressional power in Washington.  Charlie Crist’s position on this issue is the same as it is on the stimulus: he is for whatever allows him to spend as many taxpayer dollars as possible. It’s why Charlie Crist would fit right in with the Washington tax, borrow and spend crowd, but exactly why Floridians are abandoning him in droves."

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:19pm]


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