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Rubio super PAC ad calls Beruff a 'Charlie Crist Republican'



The pro-Marco Rubio super PAC is going up on TV statewide with this ad attaching Carlos Beruff to Charlie Crist.

Florida First Project's ad highlights the political donations Beruff gave Crist. Beruff has tried the tactic in reverse, circulating a photo of Rubio hugging Crist. But polling shows he's not gaining traction in the GOP primary.

In a statement, Beruff spokesman Chris Hartline responded: "Looks like Marco Rubio has decided to lie about Carlos Beruff, just like he lied to the people of Florida when he said he wouldn’t support amnesty for illegal immigrants, lied about his support for Donald Trump and lied when he said he wouldn’t run for reelection. He’s doing it, of course, hiding behind his Super PAC, which is run by his presidential campaign manager. Every Republican in Florida was conned by Charlie Crist, none more so than Marco Rubio, who supported his agenda in the legislature. But it’s no surprise that Washington’s candidate, Marco Rubio, would lie. He’ll say and do whatever he needs to to hold on to political power."

[Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2016 6:45pm]


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