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Something Rick Wilson and Carlos Lopez-Cantera disagree on



Rick Wilson, the Tallahassee-based Republican consultant, cable news pundit, and social media provocateur, is a Marco Rubio supporter and helping elect fellow Rubio supporter Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera to the U.S.. Senate. A few months ago, Wilson shifted from the CLC senate campaign to the super PAC helping Lopez-Cantera, Reform Washington.

Wilson is also not so crazy about Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. He has called Trump and his supporters all kinds of names, and today posted a column titled,  "With God As My Witness, I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump."

....I will not bend. I will not cease this fight. I will never embrace this thuggish, venal, gibbering psychotic, and I will not countenance those who do.....

So we asked if Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera shared Wilson's view of the man whom Gov. Rick Scott (CLC's boss) seems to prefer. No, said a spokeswoman for Lopez-Cantera's campaign.

"In the Democratic primary there are two candidates running: a declared Socialist and someone who should be in jail. The Republican Party will put up a superior nominee and Carlos Lopez-Cantera will support the Republican nominee for President," said Courtney Alexander.

Among the other Republican Senate candidates, David Jolly is a former Bush supporter who is for now undecided, Ron DeSantis is neutral (though some of his advisers have ties to the Ted Cruz campaign), and Todd Wilcox did not respond our question about the race.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 5:16pm]


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