Miami, FL – With the first 2010 U.S. Senate Republican primary debate scheduled for this Sunday on FOX News Sunday, the Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate campaign today questioned which Charlie Crist will show up.
In a new video series launched today, Rubio for Senate provides Floridians with flashbacks to the first time Crist ran for U.S. Senate – in 1998 against Sen. Bob Graham – and debated before the legendary Tim Russert.
As voters will see, there are plenty of reasons to wonder: which Charlie Crist will show up and what positions will he change in order to win this Sunday?
“One of the advantages of perpetually running for political office is that Charlie Crist heads into this Sunday’s debate as a five-time statewide candidate with lots of debate experience,” said Rubio for Senate spokesman Alex Burgos. “Charlie Crist is a slick politician and debater who will say and do anything to score a win. In addition, he has also made several appearances on Sunday shows, including his most recent one in which he vigorously promoted the failed $787 billion stimulus.
“As these flashbacks will show, a lot has changed since the last time Charlie Crist ran for U.S. Senate, including his positions on a host of issues, though his willingness to say and do anything to get elected is still alive and well,” Burgos added. “However, Charlie Crist’s biggest challenge this Sunday will be to reconcile his past positions with today’s desperate need to say whatever he thinks is necessary to get elected.”
FACTS ABOUT SUNDAY’S DEBATE
• This is Marco’s first statewide campaign.
• This is Crist’s fifth statewide campaign. It is also the second time he has run for U.S. Senate.
• This is Marco’s first campaign debate ever.
• Crist has participated in numerous debates – in both primary and general elections for U.S. Senate, Education Commissioner, Attorney General, Governor and now U.S. Senate again.
• This is Marco’s first appearance on a nationally televised Sunday show.
• Crist has been a Sunday show guest before. In his last memorable Sunday show appearance, Crist defended the stimulus on Meet The Press.