Ron DeSantis Labels Carlos Beruff as 'Charlie Crist Republican'
U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., took aim at businessman Carlos Beruff who entered the Republican primary to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Thursday.
The DeSantis team looked to link Beruff to former Gov. Charlie Crist who left the GOP in 2010 to run for the Senate with no party affiliation. In 2012, Crist joined the Democrats.
“If Charlie Crist Republican Carlos Beruff decides to run for US Senate we’re going to make sure that Florida conservatives hear about his support of liberals like Charlie Crist,” said Brad Herold, DeSantis’ campaign manager. “Whether it’s the issue of Beruff’s liberal contributions to his support for Barack Obama’s disastrous foreign policy, his track record of using political donations to get preferential appointments to line the pockets of himself and his friends, or his history of shady business deals; we’re going to make sure Florida conservatives know the truth about crony capitalist and liberal Carlos Beruff.
“Florida conservatives won’t forget that when it mattered most, Carlos Beruff supported liberal Charlie Crist even after he’d embraced Obama’s failed stimulus plan, and appointed multiple liberals to Florida’s Supreme Court,” Herold added. “He even was ready to back him after he left the Republican Party. The last thing Florida needs is a Charlie Crist Republican in the U.S. Senate.”
The DeSantis team launched a new website hitting Beruff as a “Charlie Crist Republican.”
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