FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2013
Contact: Jason Doré
Tomorrow night, Charlie Crist, former Governor of Florida and current Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate, will be speaking at the Louisiana Democratic Party’s annual fundraiser in New Orleans.
Below is a statement from LAGOP Executive Director Jason Doré:
“Considering the national media attention Senator Karen Carter Peterson received for her outrageous remarks equating opposition to Obamacare to racism, we wonder what she thinks of Charlie Crist’s opposition to Obamacare? Does she believe Charlie Crist is a racist? Also, what would Crist say of her inflammatory remarks?”
CRIST IN OCTOBER 2010: “‘Obamacare Was Off The Charts, Was Wrong. It Taxed Too Much, Has Mandates That Are Probably Unconstitutional, And It’s Not The Way To Go. And It Was Rammed Through …” (Brendan Farrington, “Fla.’s Crist Tries To Distance Himself From Obama,” The Associated Press, 10/20/10)
CRIST IN MAY 2010: Sent Letter To Democrat Congressman Kendrick Meek, Opponent For U.S. Senate, Urging Him To Vote Against ObamaCare. “Dear Representative Meek: Media reports yesterday stated that President Obama has threatened not to campaign and raise money for Democrats who vote “no” on the health care legislation that is currently before Congress. The President’s threat to snub Democrats who vote against this bill clearly demonstrates his priority of scoring political points rather than working to pass meaningful legislation. Instead of succumbing to the bullying and strong-arm tactics of your Party’s leader, I urge you to ignore these threats and do what is in the best interest of the people of Florida by voting “no” on this bill. Floridians deserve quality health care with increased access and lower costs. What Floridians don’t need is the current legislation that increases taxes, raises premiums and cuts Medicare that President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, and Speaker Pelosi are jamming through Congress. Again, put the people of Florida first – I urge you to vote “no” on the Democrat health care bill. Sincerely, Charlie Crist.” (Alex Leary, “Crist Jumps In Health Care Crunch With Letter To Rival Meek,” The Tampa Bay Times, 3/17/10)