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Bill Clinton, Rudy Giuliani Featured in New Governor's-Race Ads in Florida

October 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Two of the biggest names in American politics -- both recipients of Time magazines Man of the Year -- were featured in new commercials released Tuesday as the close Florida gubernatorial contest enters it final week.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is featured in a new ad from the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) running across the Sunshine State. The ad, which was launched on Tuesday, showcases Giulianis support of Gov. Rick Scott as he faces a challenge from former Gov. Charlie Crist. Giuliani toured South Florida for Scott at the end of last week and took aim at Crist in personal terms.

A governor who fights for those at the very top or a governor who fights for families like yours, thats the choice, Clinton says in the ad. "Charlie Crist is known as the peoples governor because he really cares about making your life better. Look, he didnt cause the Great Recession, but he did work hard to get folks back to work and he cut property taxes and put more into schools. He got things done by bringing people together. It can be that way again. I hope you will stand with Charlie. He needs your vote today.
When campaigning for the U.S. Senate in 1998, Crist, then a Republican, called for Clintons resignation during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Crist was singing a different tune on Tuesday.

It's an honor to have President Clinton stand with us for the future of Florida, Crist insisted.

Libertarian Adrian Wyllie, who has broken double digits in a few polls, also trotted out the support of a prominent politician on Tuesday: former Gov. Gary Johnson, R-N.M. Back in 2012, Johnson was the Libertarian presidential nominee.

"Adrian is the best person for the job," Johnson insisted on Tuesday.

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