GOP-backed mailers blast Charlie Crist’s progressive bona fides ahead of Dem primary

New ads blasting Democrat Charlie Crist’s record paint the Republican Governor-turned-Democratic Congressman as weak on abortion and insensitive on race. Those attacks line up with many criticisms lobbed by Democratic opponent Nikki Fried.

But these ads trace back to political committees controlled by Republican operatives, a sign GOP consultants may seek to sabotage the Democratic frontrunner’s chances ahead of an Aug. 23 Democratic Primary.

Flyers hitting mailboxes now were paid for by the Social Justice PAC, a committee formed in 2016 by L. McInnis. Historically, the committee has helped moderate Democrats, like supporting Jacksonville City Councilman and state Senate candidate Reggie

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