(CNN) - Two of Florida's three Senate candidates are out Tuesday with their first television ads of the general election.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected as a Republican but is running as an independent candidate, literally walks the line between Democrat and Republican in his 30-second spot entitled "Best of Both."
"As an independent, I will take the best ideas of Democrats and Republicans to get things done," Crist says, as he picks up red and blue block letters spelling out the names of the two parties and rearranges them to spell "Americans."
The National Republican Senatorial Committee responded Tuesday to Crist's ad, which they call "hypocritical."
"If Floridians have learned anything from Charlie Crist's politically opportunistic policy shifts and empty rhetoric, it's that he's willing to say or do anything in an attempt to get elected," NRSC spokeswoman Amber Merchand said in a statement. "Charlie Crist only cares about his own interests, and his misleading claim to 'put people ahead of politics' simply does not match reality."
The NRSC is backing Republican candidate Marco Rubio.
Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek's new ad features him in the Everglades, the Gulf of Mexico and on a public bus as he distances his politcal accomplishments from those of his challengers.
In the ad, entitled "Only One," Meek lists off eight things that he says he's done for Floridians but his opponents have not.
"With three of us running, you should know what makes me different," Meek says.
A Quinnipiac University poll conducted August 11-16 showed Crist leading Rubio by a 39-32 percent margin. Meek registered at 16 points in the survey.
Crist, Meek and Rubio will face off in a live, nationally televised debate on CNN just 10 days before Election Day. The Oct. 24 debate will be held on the University of South Florida's Tampa campus. CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley will serve as moderator and it will air at 9 a.m. ET on "State of the Union with Candy Crowley."