Carlos Curbelo has been polling high in his congressional reelection run, and he’s also been slamming his opponent, Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. In a new advertisement, he blasts her for receiving heavy backing from special interest groups.
And, he makes the distinction of why she’s not fit for the job by saying that “I don’t take orders from any party or lobby. That’s why out-of-state interests are spending millions to help my opponent.”
Joanna Rodriguez, Curbelo’s spokeswoman, commented that “Washington special interests – armed with hundreds of millions of dollars raised by dividing the American people – are desperately trying to defeat Carlos Curbelo in order to preserve the hyper-partisanship they profit from. They’ve labeled Carlos Curbelo their ‘personal nemesis’ and spent millions against him because his bipartisan approach and sober solutions for South Florida’s greatest challenges are a direct threat to their disgusting tactics to stir up political chaos. Our campaign knows the people of Florida’s 26th Congressional District want a true leader who isn’t beholden to any party or lobby – and that’s Carlos Curbelo.”
In addition, last week saw Curbelo being highlighted as a “Champion of Small Business” by the Small Business Investor Alliance.
In response to the praise, Curbelo noted that “Our country is built and driven on the principle of independence and determination, something that our nation’s small business owners embrace on a regular basis. Entrepreneurs play a vital role in our country’s economic success by providing thousands of jobs to local communities across the country. With Miami’s small business economy ranking in the top 10 nationwide and making up roughly 90 percent of the South Florida economy, our community knows that those who invest in their success empower growth and job creation across the country. I am honored to be recognized as a Champion of Small Business and look forward to continuing to support South Florida’s entrepreneurs and workers.”