Linda Fitzgerald Huber and Rep. Vern Buchanan
You can pick your politics but as Keith Fitzgerald well knows, you can't pick your family, even when your politics disagree.
The Vern Buchanan campaign Wednesday took a familial swipe at Fitzgerald, touting an endorsement and subsequent cash contribution from Linda Fitzgerald Huber, sister of the Democratic nominee in the race for the 16th District seat in the U.S. House.
“Vern’s background as a businessman is exactly what we need in Congress,” Huber said in a statement Wednesday released by the Buchanan campaign. “I support his agenda to grow the economy and create jobs while protecting Medicare."
With that quote, Huber responded almost point-by-point to some of the major arguments her brother has made about Buchanan during the campaign.
The news release included the above photo of Buchanan with his arm around Huber, taken during the Republican National Convention last month in Tampa.
Huber, however, won't be able to vote for Buchanan. She lives in Kentucky.
Fitzgerald, who graduated from the University of Louisville, sucked it up and took it like an ever-loyal family member.
"Though I've never loved her politics, I love my sister," Fitzgerald said in a statement released by his campaign.
The Buchanan camp said Huber reached out last month and offered the endorsement.
"We're honored to have her support," said campaign spokeswoman Sally Tibbetts.