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Rubio camp Web ad hits back at Crist



The season of the political Web ads rolls on in the Republican race for U.S. Senate. A day after Gov. Charlie Crist's supporters attacked former House Speaker Marco Rubio as Spanish-speaking buddy of the Dems, Rubio's campaign (not his surrogates) hit back with a 30-second web hit titled "Great Moments in Political Whoppers and Flip Floppery."

At issue: Crist's deception that he didn't really endorse the stimulus package that he stumped for with Barack Obama in February. To drive the point home, Rubio tries to make Crist a Bill Clinton/John Kerry clone. The ad plays a clip of Clinton denying something (it's the Lewinksy thing) and John Kerry with his now-infamous "voted for it before I voted against it" reasoning.

Looks like we have a long 10 months to go.

Marc Caputo


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:05pm]


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