- Charlie Crist releases “4,000 lies,” counters Rick Scott’s swindle claims
- Pat Bainter fires back over privacy, integrity and “criminalized political speech”
- It’s beginning to look a lot like Election Day … Pinellas County mails 2,700 overseas absentee ballots
- Crisis at the Tampa Bay Times: Would Paul Tash pass a PolitiFact check?
- Anti-rail activist David McKalip vid depicts Hitler giving orders to Greenlight Pinellas supporters
- Tampa Bay’s Campaign Weekender for Sept. 19-21
Direct mail round-up: In HD 31, Jennifer Sullivan hit for “youth and inexperience”
In 1984, Ronald Reagan famously said, “I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”
On the flyer’s front: “State Representative isn’t an internship or job training course,” accompanied by a checklist of experiences, with all boxes checked for Seefeldt, an Apopka insurance expert, with a black and white photo of Sullivan and “No!” under nearly every item in her column.
On the back: “Can a 23-year old still living at home truly represent us?”
Sullivan has made no bones about her age from the start of the campaign, but opponents have been slowly making it an issue as Aug. 26 approaches.
In July, Seefeldt questioned Sullivan on the same talking points brought up on the mailer during a Florida Family Policy Council debate.
“We’re really too busy spreading our positive conservative message to take time to comment on the negative and false campaigning of others,” Sullivan responded in a statement to Frank Torres for Florida Politics.
Previously, a shadowy group began running negative cable TV ads, attacking Seefeldt for “being too liberal,” and Sullivan “being too young.” The commercial supported Health Clinic Executive Randy Glisson.