Hillsborough House District 60 Democratic candidate David Singer said Jackie Toledo “doesn’t want the voters to know her extreme position on the issues,” and contends that’s why the she won’t be appearing at a Tampa Tiger Bay Club event scheduled for this Friday.
Toledo’s campaign spokesperson said earlier this week that Tampa Republican had a conflict for the event, in which the candidates running in House Districts 59, 60, and 61 have all been invited to appear at the political forum.
Singer said Toledo is reluctant to discuss her stances on why she is against same-sex marriage, for the open carrying of guns on school campuses, defunding Planned Parenthood, “or her lack of of any solution to Tampa’s infrastructure problems.”
Singer made similar comments about some of Toledo’s political positions at a fundraiser Tuesday night, where he said her values were out of the mainstream of HD 60, which encompasses South Tampa, much of south Hillsborough County, and Town N Country.
In response, a spokesperson said Toledo had better things to do than get caught up in Singer’s attacks.
“If Florida Politics wants to continue to give Mr. Singer ink on his petty political games, by all means, be our guest,” responded Ryan Wiggins in an email. “Jackie is too busy being a mother, wife, volunteer, small business owner, and community advocate to play his childish games. Her focus is on serving the people of District 60 and winning an election, not winning headlines in a political blog.”