Levine Swipes Back at Jeff Greene Over Advertisement
Florida Politics

Levine Swipes Back at Jeff Greene Over Advertisement


Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is calling for television stations to take down an advertisement he calls “absolutely wrong.”

Billionaire Jeff Greene released an advertisement blaming Mayor Levine for contributing to the pollution of the Biscayne Bay Area. In turn, Levine’s campaign pointed out that images of putrid water in the advertisement weren’t even from the Bay Area, and Levine assured that “There should be truth in advertising.”

In response to the advertisement, Levine commented that “Unfortunately when you don’t have a record, and you want to tear someone else’s record down, but you’ve actually never done anything in that field and you resort to tactics that are untruthful and borderline fraudulent.”

He sent a cease and desist letter to the television stations running the advertisements, but he did not comment on whether or not he would sue the stations that kept running them. All he said was “We’ve got to get through this primary. We want to win the primary. I want to win the governorship and we’ll deal with it at that point.”

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Expressing further frustrations with Greene’s inexperience, Mayor Levine told reporters that “The big issue is stop asking candidates about what they’re going to do in the future, ask them what they’ve done in the past. In the private sector we don’t care about what you’re going to say you’re going to do, we care about what you’ve done.”

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.