Ashley Moody has just released her first advertisement of the general election. In the 30-second advertisement titled The Job Sirens, she differentiates herself from her Democratic opponent, Sean Shaw, but pointing out that she has more prosecuting experience than him.
Her message stresses the law enforcement duties that the attorney general’s office must overlook, and she also points out her background in fighting crime as both a prosecutor and circuit court judge.
In the advertisement, Moody explains that “Florida’s Attorney General handles thousands of cases. The job needs a prosecutor, not a politician.” She adds that “As a prosecutor I took criminals down. As a judge, I locked them up.”
And, Moody makes the claim that “My opponent, Sean Shaw, never prosecuted a case. His first one shouldn’t be as Attorney General.”
The advertisement also points out that 90 percent of Florida sheriffs have endorsed Moody, and she’s also received endorsements from Democratic sheriffs.
Early last month, a survey conducted by St. Pete Polls showed that Moody was ahead of Shaw with a 46-44 lead, and 9% of those polled were undecided. However, this week, a poll conducted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, showed that Shaw was ahead of Moody 35 to 33 and 20% of polled people undecided.