A new mailer is hitting mailboxes this week, accusing Jeff Clemens of trying to hide his “dangerously conservative record” from voters.
The mailer, paid for and approved by Irv Slosberg, called Clemens a liar, saying he’s making things up “in order to confuse voters.”
“Clemens is even making up dates of quotes and implying quotes made about another campaign were on behalf of his campaign,” reads the mailer. “When will Clemens stop lying?”
At issue are advertisements supporting Clemens that use quotes from former Rep. Robert Wexler. Some of the advertisements featuring Wexler’s comments contained the wrong date.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Wexler in 2006 called Slosberg an “agent of the Republican Party.” The comments were made in the middle of a heated state Senate primary between Slosberg and Ted Deutsch.
The decade old quote has been used in television ads and mailers. While the TV ad had the right date, the Palm Beach Posted reported that a mailer from “Each Vote Counts,” a pro-Clemens committee, lists the wrong date.
The new mailer both takes a swipe at Clemens, while trying to highlight Slosberg’s record. The mailer says Slosberg received an “F” from the NRA, repeatedly voted against school vouchers, and voted against the redistricting plan. The mailer also notes Wexler has complimented Wexler “for being a loyal Democrat.”
The race between Slosberg is one of the most heated races this primary cycle. Slosberg jumped into the Senate District 31 race just hours before the end of qualifying, challenging Clemens who has represented the area for years.
According to an Associated Industries of Florida tracking poll released last week, the Lake Worth Democrat leads Slosberg leads the field with 33 percent support. Slosberg is in second with 29 percent, followed by Emmanuel Morel with 4 percent. The survey found 34 percent of voters were still undecided.
A similar survey back in July found Slosberg was ahead of Clemens, 44 percent to 13 percent.
The primary is Aug. 30.