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Club for Growth Cuts Anti-Crist Ads

The anti-tax group the Club for Growth said Thursday that it is ready to air a television commercial in Florida that hits Gov. Charlie Crist for endorsing the stimulus bill — one day after the governor said in a CNN interview that he never backed the $787 billion spending legislation.

The ad uses video from a Crist appearance with President Barack Obama in February during which the governor talks about the importance of passing the stimulus package.

“Since Charlie Crist helped pass Barack Obama’s spending program, nearly 200,000 Floridians have lost their jobs. Unemployment is the highest in decades. Personal income’s down. And the deficit in Washington is three times larger,” a narrator says in the ad. “Tell Gov. Crist to work on fixing Florida’s economy, not passing more debt to our children.”