Florida State Representative and Republican congressional candidate Kathleen Peters, who has only served one year of a two-year term as a state legislator, is quietly being referred to as a Charlie Crist Republican, because of the perception that she is “pulling a Charlie” for seeking higher office before completing her first term of her current elected position.
Peters will most likely face stiff conservative backlash in the Republican special election race against consultant David Jolly, and Mark Bircher, for her alleged support of the controversial Common Core education standards, as well as her refusal to support the full and immediate repeal of the Obamacare law.
Jolly, who will face scrutiny from Peters’ and others for his past work as a D.C. lobbyist, has gone on the record to support a full and unapologetic repeal of Obamacare.
Several prominent Republican doctors in Pinellas County, who are supporters of Senator Marco Rubio, told the Shark Tank that they were supporting Jolly because of Peters’ support of Common Core, and because her candidacy is backed by State Senator Jack Latvala, who they believe is one of the most corrupt members of the Florida legislature.The Common Core allegations of Peters, probably stem back to July 8, when Peters’ was scheduled to talk about the ‘Pro’s’ of Common Core at the Pinellas County GOP meeting .
Latvala, who was a Charlie Crist supporter during Crist’s 2010 Senatorial campaign against Marco Rubio, before he became an Independent, is part of the Tampa Bay area cabal of squishy center-left Republicans, which include resident clown Greg Truax, former State Representative Mike Fasano, Sarasota GOP Chairman Joe Gruters, Richard “Dick” DeNapoli, consultant Anthony Pedicini.
All of these individuals have close ties to a local liberal blogger with a criminal past, and who has actively worked against Republican Governor Rick Scott, former Congressman Allen West, and Senator Marco Rubio.
The controversial Latvala, who is firmly behind Peters’ candidacy, and is believed to have propped up Peters to run, has made enemies within the county’s Republican ranks, leading some GOP members and elected officials to pull out their political knives against him, and campaign to derail Peters’ campaign.But as Republicans take issue with Peters because of her close ties to Jack Latvala and ignoramus of a son, Chris Latvala, who is also a candidate for the State House of Representatives, and has been quoted of wanting to purge conservatives from the Republican Party, Peters’ position on repealing Obamacare and support for Common Core will most likely be her demise in this contested Republican primary race.
Conservatives like Rubio, who have come out in opposition to the healthcare law, have all taking the same position that Jolly has taken, and have demanded a full and immediate repeal of Obamacare.
Once the Republican nominee is elected in the January 2013 special primary election, the winner will look forward to the March 14 special general election, where they will face off against Democrat Alex Sink and Libertarian candidate Lucas Overby.