The Florida Democratic Party has launched a fund-raising Web site - Rickpublicans.com - that takes aim at some of the state's most prominent Republicans by pointing out their ties to unpopular Gov. Rick Scott.
The site opens up by defining the new term from Democrats:
[rick-puhb-li-kuh´n] noun 1. Proper name for Florida Republicans wrought with greed and corruption who are hell-bent on selling out to the corporations and special interests while leaving Florida’s middle class families out-to-dry.
The Republicans in the FDP's scope: U.S. Senate candidates George LeMieux, Adam Hasner and Mike McCalister and U.S. Reps. Allen West, David Rivera and Vern Buchanan.
Republican Party of Florida spokesman Brian Hughes responds:
"With the most recent state reports showing RPOF outraised Florida Democrats by 5-to-1, it’s no surprise they are desperate to raise money," Hughes said. "But this lame website demonstrates a level of desperation that is even worse than we thought possible. Instead of touting their anointed leaders, Barack Obama or Debbie Wasserman Schultz, they recycle ridiculous, cheap attacks. This tactic is more evidence why Floridians reject Democrats on Election Day."