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Democrats fire back on Karl Rove group with new Florida ads



Priorities USA Action, the third party Democratic group, has launched a round of TV spots in Florida (Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and West Palm markets), in response to the "issue advocacy" spots launched in Florida recently by Crossroads GPS, a Republican group affiliated with Karl Rove. Priorities is spending about $750,000 on the spot in Florida, Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina and Virginia over the next couple weeks. Not a huge buy, but we did see it this morning in Tampa Bay.

"Republican candidates are embracing the Rick Scott agenda of tax cuts for big corporations and the very rich while asking middle class families and seniors to pay more for health care and education,” said Bill Burton, senior strategist for Priorities USA Action. “The people of Florida see right through the right-wing attacks put forth by Karl Rove.”

“Instead of shared sacrifice, Rick Scott and the Republican presidential candidates want to cut health care and education for seniors and the middle class in order to provide tax cuts to oil companies and the wealthiest Americans,” said Paul Begala, senior advisor with Priorities USA Action. “Florida families know that we can’t rebuild our economy if Rick Scott and Republican presidential candidates tear down the middle class.”


[Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:11am]


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