The News Service Of Florida
CURRY: CRIST A DANGEROUS POLITICAL OPPORTUNIST
The Republican Party’s Florida boss said Thursday that the party is running an ad reminding viewers of Charlie Crist’s past professions of conservative views because they want Democrats to know he’s a dangerous opportunist. “That is a man without a party, a man without a base, which makes him a dangerous, crass political opportunist,” Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry said Thursday on NBC’s Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd. Curry said the ad makes the point that Crist has said before he has staunch conservative views, and hints that Democrats shouldn’t trust him. “He’s a self-proclaimed Ronald Reagan-Jeb Bush Republican and his views on abortion are the same as (Missouri Senate candidate Todd) Akin…” Curry said. “…We want to make sure that the Democrats understand who they’ve invited to speak at their convention.” Crist, who left the Republican party for an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate as an independent, has endorsed President Obama and will speak tonight at the DNC.