@DanGelber accuses Dave @Aronberg of "turning to Republican swiftboaters"

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Dan Gelber sent out an e-mail on Tuesday accusing Dave Aronberg, his rival for the Democratic nomination for attorney general, of “swiftboating” his campaign — linking Aronberg to Republicans as well as bringing back memories of the attacks on Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry back in 2004.

“I just learned that my opponent has transferred nearly $200,000 from the Mainstreet Democrats, a group created to help elect Democrats, to a GOP swiftboat fund called Voters Response,” wrote Gelber. “The Republican lobbyist who runs Voters Response said they will spend the money to take on our campaign.

“The people behind this GOP front group are some of the most ardent and partisan Republicans in Florida,” continued Gelber. “He told the Mainstreet donors the money would go to help elect more Democrats, but he instead gave it to the Republicans to attack us.

“Clearly my Democratic opponent will stop at nothing to win, even if it means turning to Republican swiftboaters,” wrote Gelber.

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