EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan Airs 2nd TV Ad of Re-Election Campaign
Sunshine State News has obtained a draft copy of an as-yet-unpublished press release announcing the airing of the second television advertisement of U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan's congressional re-election campaign.
The 30-second ad calls attention to Buchanan's fight for lower taxes, a balanced budget, and incentives for small businesses to create jobs.
Buchanan campaign manager Sally Tibbetts says the ad highlights Buchanan's strength as a successful businessman and common-sense problem solver.
"Vern is fighting to change Washington's broken system, not play petty partisan games like so many members of Congress from both sides of the aisle," Tibbetts says. "He's interested in results -- paying down the debt, creating jobs, restoring America's prosperity.'' The ad, which is presently "unlisted" on YouTube:
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Buchanan's campaign has been one of Florida's more colorful. On Sept. 11, the Justice Department cleared the Central Florida congressman of corruption charges. On Sept. 15, in exclusive interviews with Sunshine State News,
Democrat opponent Keith Fitzgerald was denounced by Habitat for Humanity officials for falsely attacking Buchanan, and just a few days after that Buchanan was publicly endorsed by his opponent's sister, Linda Fitzgerald-Huber, who also donated to Buchanan's re-election campaign.
And last week, nationally renowned political scientist and political analyst Larry Sabato moved Florida's 16th Congressional District race from a "lean" Republican seat to a "likely" win for Buchanan.
Earlier this month, an independent poll showed Buchanan leading by nearly 20 points.