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Marco Rubio blasts Charlie Crist over abortion flip-flop

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From the Marco Rubio Campaign: “Charlie Crist’s conservative makeover attempt isn’t fooling anyone, especially not pro-life Republicans who are well aware of his pro-choice record, support for maintaining Roe v. Wade and opposition to mandatory waiting periods for abortions,” said Rubio for Senate spokesman Alex Burgos. “Charlie Crist is in for a rude awakening if he thinks he can spend and sloganeer his way towards convincing voters he’s a Jeb Bush Republican.”

Four years ago, Crist said “That’s the opposite of what he said four years ago. As a candidate for governor, Crist said, ‘I would rather encourage adoption. I would prefer not to change law, I would rather change hearts.’” (“Fla. Gov. Crist’s Abortion View Flips In New Race,” Associated Press, 1/8/09)

Today, Crist said: “Charlie Crist … is strongly pro-family and pro-life and has made these issues a priority throughout his career of public service. … As Florida’s next U.S. Senator, Charlie Crist will fight for pro-life legislative efforts.” (Crist For Senate Press Release, 1/8/09)

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