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Evangelicals push radio ads to spur Florida reps on immigration



Nine Florida Republicans are being targeted in a national radio ad campaign by the Evangelical Immigration Table, which is hoping to spur action on a reform bill as Congress returns early next month from recess.

The ads are part of a 14-state, $400,000 campaign announced today.

In Florida, pastors voicing local ads include David Uth, Senior Pastor at First Baptist Orlando; and Mark Vega, Pastor of Ignite Life Center in Gainesville.

The Florida Reps are: Steve Southerland, Ron DeSantis, John Mica, Daniel Webster, Gus Bilirakis, C.W. Bill Young, Vern Buchanan, Tom Rooney, Trey Radel.

"Members of Congress in these states will return to Washington knowing that they have support at home for immigration solutions that ensure secure borders, keep families together and include an earned pathway to citizenship," organizers said.


[Last modified: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4:16pm]


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