I am sorry, but I am just disgusted with George LeMieux’s attempt to whitewash his biography. He OWES his entire career to Charlie Crist, yet there’s barely a mention of Crist on his campaign website. So the following his my attempt to write George LeMieux’s biography as it should be written.
Throughout his public career, George has demonstrated a consistent commitment to doing what is best for George. In 1998, George ran for the state House against a four-term incumbent Democrat in a heavily Democratic seat. George had no hope of winning that seat, and lost accordingly. Who knows how much money was diverted from other Republican campaigns as a result of George? blind ambition? It is worth noting, that one of George? campaign issues during his failed House race was to limit contributions from out-of-state companies to $100 as a way of allowing working people to have a bigger impact in the system. One wonders if George LeMieux will limit his out of state contributions to this Senate campaign.
After losing the state House race, George became the head of the Republican Party in Broward County.
In 2002, George? longtime friend, Charlie Crist, then Florida? Attorney General, asked George to be his Chief of Staff in the AG? office. In 2006, George served as the Chief of Staff for Charlie Crist? campaign for Governor of Florida, and the duo defeated the more conservative rival Tom Gallagher by 32 points to win the GOP nomination. Upon winning the general election, George was appointed Chief of Staff by Governor Charlie Crist. George served in that role for one year. He then returned to the private sector to cash in on all of the political capital his good friend Charlie helped him accrue. George became the Chairman of the law firm of Gunster Yoakley in 2008.
In February 2008, George launched The LeMieux Report, an electronic newsletter that few people read and rarely offered original insight.
When U.S. Senator Mel Martinez announced his intent to resign effective immediately, George didn? hesitate to call his good friend Charlie and ask him to appoint him to fill out the remainder of Mel? term. On September 10, 2009, Charlie Crist appointed George LeMieux to the U.S. Senate. George served as Florida? 34th U.S. Senator. This would be the 3rd high profile political job that Charlie Crist gave to his friend George. As a token of his gratitude, George stabbed Charlie in the back and endorsed his rival in the U.S. Senate campaign.
Now, Charlie can? give George another high profile political job, so George is asking for your vote. George has consistently shown that he cannot remain loyal to his friends and the people who helped make him successful, so you know that George will never remember where he came from and will not remain loyal to the voters of Florida should he be elected to serve in the U.S. Senate. A vote for George is a vote for disloyalty.