When I first entered the Senate race, I wrote to you to express my desire to run a campaign based on the issues that Floridians care about including jobs, the environment and healthcare. I proposed that we have a healthy debate on the topics that would help voters understand the clear difference between our candidacies.
Now, with just over a month before the primary election and less than 24 hours after Democrats united at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, you have resorted to vicious personal attacks against my character with your most recent mailer. This desperate and negative assault is a new low, even for you Kendrick, and I have no choice but to respond in-kind.
I can only conclude that you are attempting to distract voters from the fact that as a Congressman you failed to protect Floridians from two of the biggest crises in recent time. You failed to regulate the lenders that offered the subprime home loans that caused the housing crisis, and you failed to regulate Wall Street that caused the economic crisis which resulted in thousands of families across Florida to lose their homes and livelihoods.
The recent polls illustrate that Floridians are tired of the status quo and want a proven jobs creator that is independent of special interests to be their Senator. And regardless of the outcome of the primary, I am committed to supporting the Democratic Senate nominee and will do what I can to ensure Democrats win in November – something you have not pledged to do.
In the final weeks of this primary, I will continue to campaign across the state on the issues Floridians care about, but I will not let vicious personal attacks against my character go unanswered. I am responding quickly, forcefully and truthfully.
Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate