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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 05:38 AM
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Crist ad blitz links opponent to Castro
October 27, 2006

MIAMI In August, Republican Charlie Crist launched an ad condemning his primary opponent, Tom Gallagher, for running a 1994 campaign commercial linking Jeb Bush and Fidel Castro.

On Thursday, Crist, the Republican candidate for governor, started running his own ad featuring the Cuban dictator and linking him to Democrat Jim Davis.

Attorney General Crist reinforced the ad, which was paid for by the Republican Party of Florida, with visits to Hispanic communities in Orlando and Miami on Thursday. He told large, enthusiastic crowds that Davis was wrong when he visited the communist island in 2003.

Davis, the first Florida congressman to visit the island, has said he did not see Castro during the trip.

The 30-second ad is a Spanish-language commercial being broadcast only in South Florida. The ad features Republican Mel Martinez, the first Cuban native elected to the U.S. Senate.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/state/content/state/epaper...

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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 05:50 AM
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1. ... which is funny because a GOP pol in FL is RELATED to Castro!
I think it's a state official - can't recall who at the moment cause I'm stil half asleep - bur I remember it coming up during the whole Elian Gonzales drama ... !
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pinerow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 06:57 AM
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5. Diaz-Balart...Nephew of Fidel...
nt
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 05:50 AM
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2. Flailing away
out of desperation
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 06:05 AM
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3. He is desperate
He is spending 2 or 3 times as much money as Davis, yet they are practically tied in the polls. I work at a local station and the ads are getting worse and worse for all the candidates. Everyone in the office is shocked that they are tied. The Foley factor is spreading . . .
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 06:12 AM
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4. His entire campaign is based on vicious slam ads and
vague unachievable promises that make a great soundbite.
Let's hope the people of Florida are smarter than to take the rancid bait.

So, Charlie, Mr. Attorney General, How's the investigation into the murder of Martin Lee Anderson going? The child was killed in January. How long is this going to take?
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 07:31 AM
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6. FYI, EVERY politician's opponent in Florida is Castro.
Edited on Fri Oct-27-06 07:36 AM by Mika
Without a strong anti Castro platform, in Florida, one is toast (both Rs and Ds).

Without Castro as Head of State of Cuba, Fla politicians would need to have an actual platform.

No Castro = no anti Castro campaign contributions from taxpayer paid "anti" Castro activists (understand this: these pols and "activists" are really dependent on Castro for this, and none really want Fidel or Raul Castro gone).



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