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Mel's new Crist Ad



Two new Charlie Crist ads up, one in Spanish featuring Mel Martinez touting Crist and the other, as the campaign puts it, examining "Crist’s record of upholding conservative principles including school choice and accountability, parental notification, defending traditional marriage and opposing tax increases."

Here's Martinez's script:
"I am Mel Martinez. I arrived in the United States as a child, and through my struggles and faith in God I found the way to the American Dream. My friend Charlie Crist is a fighter and with his faith in God we share these ideals. As Attorney General, Charlie has defended our families against crime, and through his loyal alliance with Jeb Bush, he has helped to implement changes to better our school system. When I was a candidate for the US Senate, Charlie offered me his unconditional support. Now I support Charlie Crist unconditionally to become the next Governor of the State of Florida.''

The spots can be seen at

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:05pm]


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