Is Rick Scott about to spend $20 million of his own money to defeat Charlie Crist
The Charlie Crist Fan gets its own campaign ad

Florida Republican say Charlie Crist is rich and out of touch in new ad

This ad is fascinating. It attempts to portray Charlie Crist has a guy who grew up rich. There are scenes of a house that could be found in Palm Beach. Crist is shown stepping off a private jet as if it is the family plane. 

The ad is, to put it mildly, a bit of a stretch. Crist did grow up in nice home in St. Petersburg where his father was a medical doctor. But his lifestyle was not and has not been anything like it is portrayed in this ad.

One can find a lot of faults with Crist but a desire to make money has never been one of them. During most his political career, Crist has mostly had just his government salary. And he has lived in a small condo in St. Petersburg that he has rented for years.

His biggest financial step forward was when he married his wife Carole, a wealthy businesswoman.

The irony of course is that the rich candidate is Republican Governor Rick Scott who spend $70 million of his own money to win in 2010 and his rumored to be about to spend another $20 million to win this year. 

Not many folks have $90 million they can spend on political campaigns.

Here's the ad:



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