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Club For Growth Targets Crist With Florida TV Ad

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"Tell Gov. Crist to work on fixing Florida's economy, not passing more debt to our children," a voice says. The ad "will air soon," a press release reads.

Club for Growth provided more than a third of Hoffman's contributions in New York, backing Hoffman over the more moderate, Republican party-backed Dede Scozzafava, who eventually dropped out of the race.

In an attempt to distance himself from the stimulus, Crist told CNN yesterday, "I didn't endorse it. I didn't even have a vote on the darn thing."

"But I understood that it was gonna pass and I wanted to be able to utilize it for the benefit of my fellow Floridians," he added.