Direct mail round-up: John Newstreet branded as 'Osceola Liberal' - Florida Politics

Direct mail round-up: John Newstreet branded as ‘Osceola Liberal’

An Orlando-based political committee hammered Republican House candidate John Newstreet with a mailer that headed to HD 44 mailboxes this week.

The direct mail campaign attempts to brand the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce CEO as an “Osceola Liberal” who supports amnesty for illegal immigrants and backs the DREAM Act.

The mailers, sent out by the Jacob Milich-chaired Central Florida Republicans for Truth, are peppered with quotes by Newstreet seemingly supporting an open-door immigration policy.

“With a megaphone in hand, JOHN NEWSTREET addressed a group of pro-amnesty farm workers fighting for Amnesty and the DREAM Act,” the ad reads, before attributing “we’re supportive,” “we’re firendly to you” and “I wish I could say it’s possible” to Newstreet.

One side of the mailer asserts “conservatives cannot trust” the former aide to U.S. Sens. Mel Martinez and Marco Rubio, while the other says he “betrayed our conservative values” and gives him the Trumpian nickname “Lyin’ John Newstreet.”

Newstreet is one of four Republicans running in the special election for HD 44, which opened up after Windermere Republican Rep. Eric Eisnaugle stepped down to become a judge on the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

The mailer is attached below:

 

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and FloridaPolitics.com. While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.
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