Florida GOP pushes back on new Crist video, points out lack of mention of economy or jobs

in Uncategorized by

The Florida GOP is reacting to a web video released this morning by former Governor Charlie Crist, in which the newly-minted Democrat offers a laundry list of criticism directed at the current administration.

“Did you notice what’s missing from Charlie’s new web video that was just released this morning?” asks RPOF press secretary Susan Hepworth. “He forgot to mention the #1 issue most important to Florida voters: jobs and the economy.”

In the video, Crist declares “It’s not working” — a not so veiled shot at Governor Rick Scott’s re-election slogan. He then lists off a series of “attacks” (from whom its not clear) “against full time working people and their health care … against women and their doctors …  against teachers, public schools, and college affordability … even against the simple act of casting your vote.”

Hepworth is correct that what’s not discussed in this not-exactly-a-campaign video is any discussion of Florida’s rising economy. 

“It’s so blatantly obvious why he doesn’t want to talk about jobs, and that’s because he knows it IS working under Rick Scott – but under his watch as Governor, he was a complete and utter failure,” writes Hepworth in a release. “Look for this to be a running theme from Charlie – talking about anything other than his failed economic record.”

Hepworth’s release goes on to point out past criticism of Crist by his current ally, former Senator Dan Gelber, and an anti-Crist tweet from liberal blogger Justin Snyder.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.