No more rearranging letters; Crist slams both Meek and Rubio in new adby George Bennett | September 24th, 2010
Enough Sesame Street-style letter rearrangement and strolling on the beach for independent Senate candidate Charlie Crist. His new ad slams the ethics of Democratic rival Kendrick Meek and Republican Marco Rubio and says both partisan candidates are “what we don’t need in Washington.”
The ad was first sent to journalists by Meek’s campaign, which decried it as a “smear right out of the Republican playbook.” Crist’s camp says it plans to release the ad later this morning.
Meek is hit for seeking federal money for a project pushed by a Miami developer who hired Meek’s mother as a consultant and provided her with a Cadillac Escalade. The developer was later indicted. Meek, who frequently addressed the issue during his Democratic primary against Jeff Greene, says he didn’t know about the developer’s links to his mother.
Rubio is blasted for his use of a Republican Party of Florida credit card for personal expenses, which Rubio said he paid out of his own pocket. The ad cites published reports — denied by Rubio — that the IRS is investigating the matter.