After the announcement that President Trump (R) and First Lady Melania Trump had contracted COVID-19, the state of the election hangs on an even tighter balance as the President will most likely not be able to campaign as rigorously as he meant to. This puts the sunshine state in an interesting position, considering that both Trump and former Vice President Biden (D) are vying for Florida’s 29 electoral college points, but the state is also experiencing some of the most high-profile congressional races in the entire country.
One such race is the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional district, which has incumbent Rep. Charlie Crist (D) and Republican Anna Paulina Luna duking it out for the seat.
As vote-by-mail ballots are arriving in Pinellas County mailboxes, it’s just been announced that American Valor PAC has released its first digital ad called “He’s Changed,” which highlights the ineffectiveness of Crist’s work as the District 13 congressman while also slamming his alleged embrace of the radical left since being elected to congress.
Christina Johnson, the spokesperson for American Valor PAC, stated that “Congress has changed Charlie Crist,” adding that “Crist’s record of ineffective leadership shows he won’t stand up to the Democrats’ increasingly extreme agenda; instead, he wholeheartedly embraces it.”
Drawing a distinction between Crist and his Republican opponent, Johnson expressed that “Anna Paulina Luna is the independent leader, veteran, and fresh face that District 13 voters deserve to have to fight for them in Washington.”
The advertisement argues that “Crist votes with Pelosi 99 percent of the time for higher taxes, and allowing criminals to sue the police.” Moreover, the advertisement says that Crist is “so liberal he’s rated one of Florida’s least effective congressmen… and that’s a shame.”
Presenting herself as a “Law and Order” candidate, Anna Paulina Luna has been endorsed by Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, by the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association, and by the Florida Police Benevolent Association, making it the first time since 1990 that law enforcement has not backed Rep. Crist for office.