Lagging behind in 4th place on the Democratic side, Florida businessman and Gubernatorial candidate Chris King is revving up his campaign by striking with an advertisement showing how progressive he is.
In the 30 second advertisement titled “New Direction,” King assures that he will not be taking any money from “big sugar” by explaining that “It’s the same old politics. Big Sugar buys influence in Tallahassee and pollutes our environment. I’m Chris King and I won’t take a dime from them.”
This is likely a hit on former congresswoman and Democratic opponent Gwen Graham who took $17,400 from what is described as “big sugar,” but she ended up donating the money to the Indian Riverkeeper and Redlands Christian Migrant Association.
King then goes on to detail that he will fight to expand medicaid, he will protect affordable housing, and he will expand community college and trade schools.
He is second to former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine to expand his outreach to television, and King’s advertisement is going to air in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Panama City, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, and the West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce areas.
Ultimately, he concludes the advertisement by saying that “If you want new leadership and fresh ideas, I’m ready to fight for you.”
The advertisement can be seen below: