Monday, July 12, 2010

Marco Rubio Shatters Fundraising Record

Florida senatorial candidate Marco Rubio announced today that his campaign has received more than $4.5 million dollars in campaign contributions for the 2nd Quarter.

This is a new national record for a senatorial candidate.

I just left a Blogger conference call held by the Rubio campaign in which they covered several important issues and confirmed to Hotair's Ed Morrissey that the fundraising totals were indeed correct.

Over 75,000 donors have contributed to Rubio's campaign.
99% of the donors have not maxed out their ability to contribute.
The average contribution is $85.50.
Pretty impressive stuff.

Among the other issues discussed were the Deep Water Horizon oil spill and it's affect on Florida.

Rubio was asked whether he thought that Florida's Governor Charlie Crist was leveraging his office for political gain in regard to the oil spill. Rubio said , "It's indisputable." He went on say, "We can not use Northwest Florida as a prop."

Rubio said that he would soon release  major proposals focusing on the economy. The proposals will include those designed to grow the economy, create new jobs, and promote new industries.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rubio Campaign Exposes Crist as a Media Hog

Charlie Crist has continued to use the disaster of the Gulf oil spill as a vehicle to further his political ambitions.

The Marco Rubio campaign has put together a clever and ACCURATE assessment of the tactics being used by Crist to bolster his political career.

Crist's fundraising numbers have plummeted so he is using every means possible to gain FREE media attention in order to promote his democrat agenda.

From the Rubio Campaign:
Miami, FL – By the numbers, Charlie Crist’s call for a special session to ban something that is already banned in Florida is nothing more than another Washington-style political gimmick meant to distract from the real issues confronting the Gulf Coast:
0 oil spills will be prevented by Charlie Crist’s constitutional amendment.

0 real world impact of Charlie Crist’s constitutional amendment banning something already banned in state law.

0 tourists will re-book their travel to Florida because of Charlie Crist’s constitutional amendment.

0 skimmers will be freed-up because of Charlie Crist’s political photo-op.

0 fishermen in the Panhandle would be helped because of Charlie Crist’s constitutional amendment.

0 claims will be sped up to impacted Florida Gulf Coast residents and businesses because of Charlie Crist’s constitutional amendment.

0 small businesses will be able to keep their doors open because of a constitutional amendment.

2 complete flip-flops Charlie Crist has done on offshore drilling.

2 points down in the polls is where Crist discovered he was in the U.S. Senate race when he decided to call for a special session.

4 hours between the release of a bad poll for Crist and his call for a political sideshow special session.

$120,000 will be spent by taxpayers for Charlie Crist’s political photo-op special session.