Less than seven weeks until Republicans across Florida vote in the state attorney general primary, state Rep. Frank White, R-Pensacola, is taking aim at former Judge Ashley Moody in a new TV ad.
The White campaign unveiled the new TV spot on Thursday.
“The choice is clear for attorney general,” the narrator of the ad says. “Conservative Frank White or liberal Judge Ashley Moody? White has the highest A+ rating from the NRA and is 100 percent pro-life or liberal Moody who used to be a Democrat and donated money to pro-abortion liberals. White who stood with President Trump and voted to outlaw sanctuary cities or liberal Ashley Moody who personally sued President Trump for fraud - helping liberals. Judgment matters. Who do you trust?”
White looked to double down on that theme on Thursday.
“Liberals are working overtime to chip away at the foundation of the conservative values held by the majority of Floridians,” said White. “Our next attorney general will be faced with challenges and opportunities from defending the Second Amendment to protecting the unborn and I have a proven record of fighting for both."
Tim Baker of Data Targeting, who is helping White, also took aim at Moody.
“Since entering the race for attorney general more than a year ago, Ashley Moody has attempted to coast on little more than her establishment support and the hundreds of thousands of dollars she will take from taxpayers to fund her eventual television ads,” White said. “Floridians are tired of politicians masquerading as conservatives while trying desperately to hide their liberal records. This ad, built on documentation and facts, highlights the clear choice Republicans have in August: conservative Frank White or liberal Judge Ashley Moody, who first ran for office in 2006.”
Earlier this week, more than a dozen legislators, including incoming House Speaker Jose Oliva, threw their support behind White. The Pensacola Republican got more good news on Thursday as a St. Pete Polls survey showed him ahead of Moody. The poll, which was commissioned by Florida Politics, had 55 percent of Florida Republicans still undecided while 26 percent backed White and 19 percent supported Moody.