Scott, Crist same-day ad exchange underscores Obamacare as issue, Scott’s cash advantage

By George Bennett - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

As Republican Gov. Rick Scott began running nearly $2 million worth of TV ads attacking Democrat Charlie Crist for supporting the federal health care law, Crist responded Thursday with a smaller purchase of Internet-only ads ripping Scott and defending the Affordable Care Act.

The lopsided exchange of 30-second messages underscored two key points about the 2014 Florida governor’s race: the belief by both Scott and Crist that Obamacare can be a winning issue and the big financial advantage Scott holds as he tries to overcome weak polling numbers and internal campaign turmoil.

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