Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) is facing a tough reelection campaign against conservative firebrand Anna Paulina Luna, who has risen in the polls and gained veteran support because of her own service in the military.
Now, a new advertisement is highlighting the veteran support for Rep. Crist, and it comes in the form of an advertisement titled “Two Marines.”
In the advertisement, two marines, one older and one younger, assert their support for the former Governor of Florida. Antonio Planzo, the younger of the Marines filmed for the advertisement, argues that “no one fights harder for vets than Charlie Crist.” In turn, the Marines explain the reasons why they support Crist’s reelection bid, expressing that Crist “took on abuse at the VA,” that. Crist is “helping soldiers struggling with PTSD,” and that “Charlie got almost $2 million in benefits for our veterans.”
In an email released to supporters, Crist assured that he’ll “always work to ensure we take care of our veterans.”
In recent weeks, Rep. Crist has faced heavy criticism over being a highly-partisan member of Congress, and this has affected him in the polls. With an important swing state like Florida that’s up for grabs, the race between Crist and Luna is one of the most watched races in the sunshine state.