ALEX SINK’S CASE AGAINST CHARLIE

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As Sink Opts Out Of Governor’s Race, Will She Stand With Florida’s Leading Liberal Nan Rich To Defeat “Disaster” Crist?

STATEMENT FROM RPOF CHAIRMAN LENNY CURRY “Now that Alex Sink has opted out of the gubernatorial race, will she stand with Florida’s leading liberal Nan Rich? Anything other than full-throated support for Senator Rich is an implicit endorsement of Charlie Crist, a candidate she called a ‘disaster.’ The Republican Party of Florida is more than happy to run the campaign that Alex Sink would have run against Charlie Crist, who oversaw the second highest jump in unemployment in the country and was close political allies with criminals and felons.”

SUMMARY OF ALEX SINK’S CASE AGAINST CHARLIE CRIST: “DISASTER”

 

Alex Sink “Revolted” By Potential “Disaster” Of Crist Nomination As Dem. “[Sink was] revolted by the prospect of Crist as the Democratic nominee. ‘A disaster’ is how she described the possibility.” (Adam C. Smith, “Don’t Write Off Alex Sink Running For Florida Governor Just Yet,” The Tampa Bay Times, 6/19/13)

 

Alex Sink “Resents” Crist. “[Alex Sink] resents all the attention on lifelong-Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist and is intent on being courted for as long as possible. She resents Crist so much, his expected candidacy would ensure she jumps in.” (Adam C. Smith, “Don’t Write Off Alex Sink Running For Florida Governor Just Yet,” The Tampa Bay Times, 6/19/13)

 

ALEX SINK WOULD RUN AGAINST CHARLIE’S JOBS RECORD

Alex Sink Would Run “Brutal” Campaign Outlining “Flip-Flops On Issues.” “The campaign against former Gov. Crist would be brutal, she said, noting the  … flip-flops on issues …” (Adam C. Smith, “Don’t Write Off Alex Sink Running For Florida Governor Just Yet,” The Tampa Bay Times, 6/19/13)

Under Charlie Crist, Florida Had The Second Largest Jump In Unemployment In The Country. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/19/13)

  • 832,000 Jobs Lost Under Charlie Crist. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/19/13)
  • Unemployment Jumped From 3.5 Percent To 11.1 Percent Under Charlie Crist. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/19/13)

ALEX SINK WOULD SAY YOU CAN’T TRUST CHARLIE ON ANY ISSUE

 

Alex Sink Would Run “Brutal” Campaign Outlining “Flip-Flops On Issues.” “The campaign against former Gov. Crist would be brutal, she said, noting the  … flip-flops on issues …” (Adam C. Smith, “Don’t Write Off Alex Sink Running For Florida Governor Just Yet,” The Tampa Bay Times, 6/19/13)

 

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn Concerned About Charlie Crist Because Democrats Could “End Up With A Candidate Who One Or Two Years Ago Was Saying Something Entirely Difference Than Where He Is Today.” ADAM SMITH: “As a lifelong Democrat and loyal Democrat, how do you feel about Charlie Crist, a former Republican, as the Democratic nominee?” … BOB BUCKHORN: “We could conceivably end up with a candidate who one or two years ago was saying something entirely different than where he is today.” (“Political Connections,” Bay News 9, 9/1/13)

  • Buckhorn Implies That Charlie Crist Does Not Reflect The Position Of The Majority Of Democrats In Florida. ADAM SMITH: “So you would rather see Alex Sink than Charlie Crist as the nominee.” … BOB BUCKHORN: “I think Alex reflects more my position and the majority of Democrats.” (“Political Connections,”  Bay News 9, 9/1/13)

Florida Liberal Blogger Kartik Krishnaiyer Says Democrats Should Not Trust Charlie Because He Is “A Partisan Who Did What He Had To Do To Get Ahead.” “While Charlie Crist is playing progressive today, his record as we have repeatedly pointed out is one of a partisan who did what he had to do to get ahead. Perhaps he now thinks the Democratic Party and its ideology is the way to go but for a man who so depends on likability and public adulation, can Florida’s Democrats actually trust him to stand for the principles the party holds dear?” (Kartik Krishnaiyer, “Could Charlie Crist Be Florida Democrats Wendell Willkie?” The Florida Squeeze, 8/30/13)

 

ALEX SINK WOULD REMIND FLORIDIANS OF CHARLIE’S FELON FRIENDS

 

Alex Sink Would Run “Brutal” Campaign Outlining Felon Friends. “The campaign against former Gov. Crist would be brutal, she said, noting … ‘all the stuff that hasn’t been written about yet, about the Republican Party fiasco, about Jim Greer, about the party in the Bahamas,’ she said, referring to Crist’s hand-picked GOP chairman, now in prison for stealing party funds and who was accused of hiring prostitutes at a fundraising retreat Crist attended.” (Adam C. Smith, “Don’t Write Off Alex Sink Running For Florida Governor Just Yet,” The Tampa Bay Times, 6/19/13)

 

Attorney For Jim Greer, Charlie’s Hand-Picked Number One Political Ally, Said Crist Signed Off On The Fundraising Deal With Victory Strategies. “Gov. Charlie Crist personally signed off on his former Republican party chairman’s confidential fundraising gig with the state party — according to Jim Greer’s attorney, whose allegation contradicts the governor’s statement that he ‘didn’t know anything’ about the deal now part of a criminal investigation. State investigators say Greer and the party’s former executive director, Delmar W. Johnson III, secretly set up a shell company called Victory Strategies to divert party money and enrich themselves. Greer was charged Wednesday with fraud and money laundering. But Greer’s attorney, Damon Chase, said Saturday that the deal giving them a 10 percent cut of party donations was legal … ‘You guys work hard. You deserve it,’ Chase said Greer was told by the governor as they played pool in February 2009 at a Palm Beach golf tournament.” (Beth Reinhard, “Crist Said To Know About Greer’s Secret Deal,” The Miami Herald, 6/5/10)

 

Greer and Crist Discussed the Deal at Least Three Times, According to Greer’s Lawyer. “Chase said Greer and Crist discussed the fundraising deal at least three times last year: at the golf tournament in February, over the summer, and in the fall at the Fisher Island home of the governor’s wife. ‘The governor knew about Victory Strategies from the very beginning,’ Chase said. ‘They all worked on it together . . . They saw it as a way to save money.'” (Beth Reinhard, “Lawyer For Accused Says Crist OKd Diversion Of GOP Funds,” The Miami Herald, 6/5/10)

 

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