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DCCC jumps into CD2 race with ad against Southerland



It's Florida's premier congressional race, and one of the most watched in the country. And the next turn comes today with this TV ad from the DCCC, which attacks Rep. Steve Southerland, keeping up a line that the Panama City Republican, first elected in 2010, has lost touch with his North Florida roots.

"It only takes two hours to fly from Bay County to Washington," a narrator says, "but it’s plenty of time for Congressman Steve Southerland to forget who he works for."

Southerland this week released his first ad. Also this week, the outside group Ocean Champions released an ad criticizing Southerland on fishery issues. Southerland is being challenged by Democrat Gwen Graham.

[Last modified: Friday, August 15, 2014 2:02am]


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