By Josh Nathan-Kazis
August 11, 2012
Just an hour after Romney first appeared with Ryan on Saturday morning, the Florida Democratic congressional campaign of Lois Frankel sent a press release tying her presumptive Republican opponent to Ryan’s proposed entitlement cuts.
Florida’s 22nd Congressional District is in the heart of Jewish South Florida, potentially a key neighborhood in the presidential race. Florida is the largest of the swing states, and its 22nd CD is the district where Jewish votes could have the biggest effect on the outcome of the presidential election.
Even a modest pickup for Romney among South Florida Jews has the potential to swing the state, and possibly the presidential election.
Frankel, who is expected to win the party primary in the district next week, asserted that the presumptive Republican nominee Adam Hasner had voiced support for Ryan’s budget plan. Then she went on to tie Hasner to Ryan – rather than to Romney – in her attack.
“The choice Florida seniors have in this election has just become even clearer,” Frankel wrote in her statement. “Will we let Adam Hasner and his champion Paul Ryan destroy Medicare and replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher program?”