March 24th, 2010
05:45 PM ET
5 years ago

Rubio's response ad: Crist and Obama, together again

Marco Rubio's new ad reminds Republicans of Gov. Charlie Crist's support for President Obama's stimulus package.
Marco Rubio's new ad reminds Republicans of Gov. Charlie Crist's support for President Obama's stimulus package.

(CNN) – Marco Rubio is happy to fight fire with fire.

The Florida Senate candidate will launch a pair of 15-second TV commercials Thursday pushing back at a new attack ad from primary rival Charlie Crist, a Rubio source told CNN.

Crist's new ad claims Rubio isn't as conservative as he portrays himself. Rubio is now responding with two short ads that will bracket Crist's commercial "during the same time slots or programming whenever possible," the source said.

The ads cite a recent Associated Press story that described Crist's attacks during the race as untrue, out of context and "over the top."

But perhaps the most cutting part of Rubio's counterpunch is the payoff.

At the end of both spots, viewers are shown the now-infamous image of Crist and President Obama appearing together at a rally for the stimulus package in Fort Myers last year, as rowdy chants of "Yes We Can!" are heard in the background.

Crist's support for the stimulus, of course, has cost him precious support among conservatives.

Watch Rubio's ads here and here.


Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Marco Rubio
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. carlos

    rubio....you just like the boner will be a goner.....sooner the better.....keep on using somebody else credit cards......hypocrite

    March 24, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  2. dale

    What about the credit cards Rubio? How much money have you spent from the GOP credit cards while expecting the rest of the state to tighten their belt? Who pay the bill on the cards?

    March 24, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    A few more months, Republicans will see health care reform is working and as usual they will try to weazle their way in to take credit, they've tried it before. All their lies will come home to roost.

    March 24, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  4. Michael from Ventura

    Don't ya just love the Southern Yokels? As time goes by and the world changes- they stay still- parked on their rock of bigotry and hate. Sad.

    March 24, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  5. southern cousin

    Rubio has a winning strategy. Just show videos of Obama and your opponent together. The libs still think he is something and don't realize that health care really lost.

    March 24, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  6. Thomas

    How much dose it cost to have hair removed from ones back ?
    Also , isn't the capitol of Cuba in Havana ?
    And , dose he own a restaurant chain on the west coast called Rubyo's ?

    Sell my condo in Miami , I'm moving to Yuma Az !

    March 24, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
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