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Crist releases new radio ad touting conservative bona fides



The Charlie Crist campaign is launching a new radio spot that blasts a "government takeover of health care," and touts Cover Florida, a much-hyped program that has had limited results so far.

It makes no mention of rival Marco Rubio, but it casts Crist as "The proven, tested, Republican candidate for Senate." (No detail yet on where the ad will play and for how long.)

Listen to the ad here. The script is below: UPDATE: Rubio responds with a video. See the jump as well.


The backroom deals, the secret promises, Washington liberals forcing government takeover of health care.

Obama, Reid, Pelosi. It’s a three ring circus.

Who pays? All of us.

But in Florida, one leader already enacted common sense conservative solutions, Charlie Crist.

As Governor, Crist passed Cover Florida.

Now Floridians can take charge of their own health care through market based strategies.

Thousands already enrolled and climbing.

Charlie Crist helped create the Florida discount drug card.

Over 130,000 have already saved nearly 6 million on prescriptions.

Most important: no tax dollars were used.

In fact, no Governor has reduced our taxes more than Charlie Crist.

He’s endorsed by the Police Benevolent Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and Crist earns an A+ rating from the NRA.

The proven, tested, Republican candidate for Senate, Charlie Crist.

I’m Charlie Crist, and I approved this message.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:24am]


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