March 10th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
13 years ago

DNC Web video pokes fun at Crist-Rubio back wax tiff

Washington (CNN) – Call it "back wax-gate."

The Democratic National Committee is out with a new Web video Wednesday poking fun of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's recent suggestion that his primary opponent Marco Rubio might have charged a back wax to the tab of the state GOP.

Rubio's spokesman Alex Burgos has denied Crist's allegation that a $134 charge on Rubio's Republican Party of Florida credit card might have included a back waxing.

"Marco paid $20 for a haircut with a razor on the neck, and he bought some items that went into a silent auction, including gift certificates," Burgos said.

Burgos said the salon in question, Churchill's Barber Shop, sells "travel kits and other gift sets that people usually buy around the holidays as gifts."

Rubio's denial hasn't stopped the DNC from trying to make hay of the increasingly contentious race between Crist and Rubio.

The DNC video opens with a message on screen: "Let's look at the big issues in the Florida Republican primary . . ."

As a clip plays of Crist making the accusation during a recent Fox interview, a video animation of Rubio pops up several times. The words: "Ouch! Oww!" appear as thought bubbles over Rubio's head.

"It was a gift certificate Charlie!" the thought bubble says as Rubio appears again near the end of the video.

Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Crist • DNC • Florida • Marco Rubio
soundoff (4 Responses)

    These givemecrats got a big set laughing at back wax when the are waxing the whole nation what scum and slime

    March 10, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  2. Willy Brown

    Do Nothing Congress.

    March 10, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  3. RCasson

    Stupid fools eating their own. GET 'em DNC!!! let's watch them BOTH lose!!!!!!!!

    March 10, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  4. m smith

    Very funny and it gets the point across. The repos seem to focus on the dummest things' They either find dumb stuff to complaine about or just make up lies. and hope the public will believe them.

    March 10, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |