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Gallagher's Buddies: Singing the American Dream



In its first television advertisement backing Tom Gallagher's bid for governor, Coalition to Protect the American Dream, an ECO, tugs heavy on the American heartstrings. With images of sad looking families, "For Sale" signs in front of homes, a child hugging an American flag. The message: Tom Gallagher will help you afford your home.

"What if owning a home were no longer part of the American dream? That's what is happening to Florida families every day. Property taxes are going higher, insurance is going up, so fewer families can afford a home. Tom Gallagher has a plan to cap property taxes. Tom Gallagher fought the status quo for insurance rate relief and Tom Gallagher won't let off- shore insurance companies hold your home hostage. Tom Gallagher, fighting for the American dream."

Coalition leader Mike Hanna says the ad is up on cable stations in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Panama City and Pensacola. See it for yourself at the committee's website:

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:09pm]


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