Crist criticizes Obama spending he'd earlier praised listen10/19/09 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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Floridaâ€™s lame duck Governor, Charlie Crist, released two new radio ads for his Senate campaign on Friday. In them he criticizes President Barack Obamaâ€™s propensity toward spending.
The trouble is, Crist appeared on stage with Obama in Ft. Myers in February rallying support for the Presidentâ€™s nearly $800 billion dollar federal economic stimulus program known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The St. Petersburg Times quoted Crist as saying â€œWe know that it's important that we pass a stimulus package â€¦ This is not about partisan politics. This is about rising above that, helping America and reigniting our economy.â€
Many conservatives in his party have criticized Crist for his support of the stimulus bill, and are supporting his primary opponent, former House Speaker Marco Rubio.