The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a super PAC connected to the Republican leadership in the U.S. House, is launching a new TV ad as U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., hopes to win a third term in a swing district in South Florida.
The new ad contrasts Curbelo’s record on economic issues with that of his Democrat opponent Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. The ad--in both English and Spanish versions--is hitting the Miami airwaves and will be run online as well.
Courtney Alexander, a spokeswoman for the CLF, weighed in on the new ads.
“Carlos Curbelo is an independent voice working across the aisle to fight for more jobs, lower taxes, and more economic growth,” she said. “Debbie Powell opposes middle-class tax cuts that are saving Florida families $2,000, supports billions in new government spending, and even supports the dangerous Iran deal. Debbie Powell is too expensive and extreme for South Florida families.”
“Carlos Curbelo is an independent voice working across the aisle to fight for more jobs, lower taxes, and more economic growth,” the narrator of the ad says. “Debbie Powell opposes middle-class tax cuts that are saving $2,000 for Florida families. She supports billions in new government spending. Powell even supports the dangerous Iran deal. Debbie Powell: Too expensive. Too extreme. Too dangerous.”
The CLF also noted its operations in the South Florida district, including phone banking, canvassing and having staff and volunteers there.
In the meantime, the Democrat unveiled the support of a South Florida congresswoman on Monday.
“I proudly support bringing a problem-solver like Debbie to Washington, whether it’s to defend our children’s education or reduce Florida’s traffic problems,” said U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla.. “Representation matters, and we need diverse women in Congress to defend our communities from this administration and to bring real change to Florida.”