Before the August 30th primary election, businessman and then-Democratic congressional candidate Randy Perkins stating that he wouldn’t run a negative campaign against whomever the Republican congressional nominee turned out to be.
“I don’t want to have to spend months trying to mend fences. I want to be able to sit down with people and say, ‘Listen, I ran – I don’t run a negative campaign, you didn’t hear me go negative, you didn’t hear me attack the Republicans,’ because from Day One I want to start solving problems.”-Randy Perkins
With just two weeks removed from the primary election, Perkins has gone negative against Republican Brian Mast.
Perkins first attack ad against Mast calls him “dangerously extreme,” who is like former Congressman Allen West (R), and even uses Mast’s own words of praise for conservative radio show host Mark Levin against him.
The labeling of Mast as an “extremist” has expected. The attack video cites the Shark Tank story from May 26, 2015, where it refers Mast as the “heir apparent” to Allen West.
First of all, Perkins’ video states the story was written in 2016. Again, the story was written in 2015.Second, the “heir apparent” term rides the “taken out of context” fence.
Here is how the term was used in the original 2015 story:
While it would be very hard to replace someone like Allen West, Mast could very well turn out to be the political heir apparent to the popular and highly respected former congressman from South Florida.-Shark Tank May 26, 2015
Watch the video below.
Burrrr!!!! Or Brrrr!!!! It really doesn’t matter how you spell it.