Ed MacDougall is not letting up on his efforts to portray Carlos Curbelo, the likely frontrunner in the 26th congressional district race, as too moderate for Republican voters.
MacDougall's latest attack, in a new radio spot (in Spanish) and flier (in English and Spanish): that Curbelo, a Miami-Dade School Board member, broke with the local GOP by supporting the Common Core educational standards. (Here are the front and back of the mailer.)
The flier, designed to look like the warning label on a prescription drug, lists "potential side effects" of voting for Curbelo as "harm our children's potential growth" and "impose indoctrination."
PolitiFact has issued several False rulings on statements by Common Core opponents, including a Pants on Fire to a claim that the standards are intended "to instill federally determined attitudes and mindsets in students including political and religious beliefs."
Last year, the Miami-Dade Republican Executive Committee opposed Common Core. At the time, the issue was hot in Florida politics, with tea-party types pushing Gov. Rick Scott to abandon the benchmarks. Curbelo wrote an op-ed published in the Miami Herald backing them.