Dems launch digital blast of Scottby John Kennedy | July 25th, 2013
The Florida Democratic Party has launched a low-budget, online campaign against Gov. Rick Scott — slapping at his performance and policies in newspaper web ads and on social media sites.
The centerpiece of the effort is a website, http://www.realrickscott.com/ that blisters Scott for cuts in public education, rising university tuition, immigration and alleged cronyism at Citizens Insurance Corp., the state-run insurer.
“It’s a way for us to reach millions of grassroots activists across the state,” said Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux in a conference call Thursday with reporters. “It gets the real word out about Rick Scott.”
The summer-before-election-year effort has a partisan parallel. The Florida Republican Party’s relentless, ‘This Day in Crist-ory’ effort features daily e-mails which highlight the then-and-now policy stances of Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor turned Democrat who is now seen as an almost certain Scott re-election rival.
Republicans also have a website to ridicule Crist: http://emptychaircharlie.com/