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Tampa Senate candidate Bob Buesing releases first TV ad



Bob Buesing, a Tampa lawyer and Democrat running for one of the most competitive state Senate districts in Florida, today released his first TV ad.

The ad highlights three of Buesing's, "bonus kids," the word he uses to describe the six at-risk youth he and his wife have taken in over the years.

"Every kid in Florida deserves a fair shot," Buesing says in the ad. "We can't let special interests undermine our values."

Buesing faces House Majority Leader Dana Young, R-Tampa, and Joe Redner, who is not affiliated with a party, for the open Senate seat in District 18. Young released her first ads in mid-August.

The Buesing ad features three "bonus kids": Laura Lee, who now works full-time as a waitress and volunteers for the campaign; Bianqa, who graduated from technical college and works as a hospital lab technician; and Alberto, today a certified nurse assistant and community college student.

The ad is the beginning of an expected six-figure ad buy, according to the campaign. See the full version below:

[Last modified: Sunday, September 25, 2016 7:48pm]


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