Here’s the Real Story on Charlie Crist Republican Carlos Beruff
False Claim: Carlos Beruff Is a Conservative
Truth: Carlos Beruff Is a Charlie Crist Republican
Charlie Crist Republican, Carlos Beruff, has spent his career donating to Democrats, and when it mattered most to Florida conservatives, Carlos Beruff supported liberal Charlie Crist against conservative Marco Rubio in 2010–even supporting him in his independent bid for US Senate.
Florida conservatives have spent the better part of a decade beating Charlie Crist, and the last thing they want is to see one of his biggest supporters running for US Senate. Source: Herald-Tribune, April 22, 2010
The Real Conservative? Ron DeSantis.
Ron DeSantis has been endorsed by all of the same conservative groups that propelled Marco Rubio to victory against Charlie Crist in 2010: SCF, Club For Growth, and FreedomWorks. Ron DeSantis is a hero of the conservative grassroots and has been fighting for conservative principles since day one.
False Claim: Carlos Beruff Is an Outsider
Truth: Carlos Beruff Is an Insider’s Insider
Crony capitalist, Carlos Beruff, has spent his lifetime donating to both Democrats and Republicans in an attempt to gain political appointments that helped him receive favorable business deals for himself and his friends. Source: FEC Website
While he may never have been elected to office, Carlos Beruff is the best example of crony capitalism in Florida. He’s used his political donations to game the system and use government to his advantage throughout his career. Source: Bradenton Herold, August 26, 2015
The Real Outsider? Ron DeSantis.
Ron DeSantis is the only true outsider in this race. As a veteran, he went to Congress to serve his country and has a track record of fighting the Washington establishment and their crony capitalist friends. That’s why he’s supported by the conservative grassroots from all over Florida.
False Claim: Carlos Beruff Is a Self-Made Millionaire
The Real Record of Service? Ron DeSantis.
Ron DeSantis has an exemplary record as a United States naval officer with decorations including the Bronze Star Medal (meritorious service), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of second award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal. He is currently a Lieutenant Commander in the reserve component of the United States Navy.
His service to our country required him to take an oath to support and defend the Constitution, an oath he takes seriously.
False Claim: Carlos Beruff Is Strong On Cuba
Truth: Carlos Beruff Shares a View of Cuban Diplomacy with Barack Obama
While supporting lifting the Cuban embargo, Carlos Beruff is standing shoulder to shoulder with Barack Obama in lifting up the Castro regime.
The Castro brothers have oppressed free speech and basic human rights for the better part of a century in Cuba, and Carlos Beruff and his crony capitalist friends can’t wait to go back there and start developing land to enrich themselves while the Cuban people continue to suffer. Source: Bradenton Herald December 17, 2014
Strong Supporter of Cuban Freedom? Ron DeSantis.
Ron DeSantis believes supporting Barack Obama’s reckless Cuban policy will only prop up the Castro regime and make the situation worse for the citizens of Cuba. He stands with other conservative legislators and leaders in Florida in rejecting the Obama Cuban policy.