A mysterious PAC has entered the race against Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Klein. "We love USA" PAC filed a report with the Federation Election Commission showing it has spent $32,904 on Sept. 24 for media production and ad space and lists Klein as the candidate supported or opposed by the expenditure.
A glance at the weloveusa.com website shows they're clearly against Klein -- it shows Nancy Pelosi pulling puppet strings attached to Klein. The site appears to lay some of the blame for increasing gas prices at Klein's feet stating that "Floridians are paying twice as much at the pump as when Ron Klein came into office in 2006." The ad is somewhat confusing -- it talks about skyrocketing prices at the gas pump, states Klein sponsored an amendment that allowed price gouging and then cites H.R. Bill 3355 which is about the homeowners defense act which as far as we can tell is about homeowners insurance and not gas prices. And it includes blurry photo of a man -- could be Klein? -- look at prices at the gas pump.
We'd like to talk to the creators of the website but aren't certain who they are. The links on the website for contact and press releases didn't work late Friday so we're not sure who is behind the group. We called treasurer Nancy Watkins to ask who was behind the group and she said she forwarded our contact information but we haven't heard back.
A third party group attacking Klein could help his Republican challenger Allen West who has about $2.25 million cash on hand compared to Klein's warchest of about $2.8 million. West has raised more this cycle than his opponent but Klein carried over money from his last race.