Last week, after Bradenton millionaire homebuilder Carlos Beruff entered the race to replace Marco Rubio in the Senate, his Republican rivals started trying to painting him as an insider and linking him to former Gov. Charlie Crist.
Now, Reform Washington, a super PAC supporting Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera in the Republican Senate primary, is joining in.
In a statement Monday, timed to the formal launch of Beruff's campaign in Miami, Reform Washington spokeswoman Ryan Wiggins said Beruff isn't "a conservative hero."
"It's a good thing Carlos Beruff's a millionaire," the statement says. "He's going to need every penny of it to pay his gold-plated media consultants to run phony ads to cover up his troubled record."
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Last week, Congressman Ron DeSantis issued a similar charge, and businessman Todd Wilcox launched a campaign promise to end Washington insiders in politics. Still nothing lashing out from the formal Lopez-Cantera campaign or from Congressman David Jolly.