Gov. Scott starts running re-election TV ads

Published On: Mar 11 2014 03:00:42 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 11 2014 03:58:22 PM EDT

Gov. Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Gov. Rick Scott is launching a $2.2 million television ad buy for his re-election that aims to reintroduce the Republican incumbent to the state's voters.

Scott's 30-second ad features the governor mentioning his poor upbringing and how his dad's car was once repossessed.

The themes of the ad mirror Scott's recent speeches, including his State of the State address last week before the Florida Legislature.

Scott narrowly won the governor's election in 2010, and he is trailing in recent polls to former Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist is seeking his old job as a Democrat.

Sen. John Thrasher, chairman of Scott's re-election campaign, said the ad is intended to tell voters "who this man really is."

But Florida Democrats called the ad an attempt to mislead voters about his record.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus