The pair say they are severing their formal GOP ties so they’ll have the editorial independence to criticize Republicans who fall short of their conservative standards.
“Don’t Drink Ed Lynch’s Kool-Aid!” say the mailer, which says a vote for Lynch over incumbent Chairman Sid Dinerstein is “a vote to destroy the Republican Party of Palm Beach County.”
Furnari includes his name on the mailer, which he says he sent on his own.
“I think ‘Don’t drink the Kool-Aid’ is a common expression in politics,” Furnari said of the content.
The election for county GOP chairman is Wednesday night.
Crist’s campaign accused Furnari of peddling a “patently false rumor” spread by rival Marco Rubio’s campaign to “distract” Republican primary voters.
Now all signs point to Crist bolting the GOP to run as an independent.
“I’m happy,” Furnari said today. “Now he’s exposed for the politician without principles that he’s always been.”