The Florida House Republican Campaign Committee (FHRCC) unveiled a new statewide digital ad campaign on Monday, touting policies championed by the Republican-led legislature during the 2021 Legislative Session.
The nearly two-minute spot, titled ‘Firewall for Freedom,’ features 17 GOP state lawmakers taking a victory lap following a successful 2021 Legislative Session that saw the Florida Legislature carry several hot-button issues across the finish line for Governor Ron DeSantis and Republicans.
Many of the key victories highlighted in the video were core tenets of the Governor’s legislative agenda, which included jumpstarting Florida’s economy following the COVID-19 pandemic, cracking down on bad actors who riot and loot, and safeguarding and securing future statewide elections.
“The Sunshine State has a great story to tell, in part because Florida House Republicans are the state’s ‘Firewall for Freedom,’ promoting freedom and opportunity for all,” said the committee’s chairman, Paul Renner. “We are standing firm against far-left radical ideas being peddled by Democrats in Washington D.C. and other cities and states. Our economy is bouncing back faster than other states. Our investments in the environment will preserve our natural resources for generations to come. We have upgraded our election systems, making it easier to vote and harder to cheat. We are taking care of our teachers and our kids got a head start on the rest of the country because we opened our schools safely. And our communities are safer because we give first responders the support they deserve. 2022 is right around the corner, and we are committed to helping re-elect Governor Ron DeSantis and bringing back a strong Republican majority to keep moving Florida forward.”
Renner is in line to lead Florida’s House Republicans in 2022, and is likely to become speaker if the GOP maintains control of the legislative body after the 2022 election cycle.
The 17 Republican House members that are featured in this inaugural ad include State Representatives Vance Aloupis (Miami), Adam Botana (Bonita Springs), Demi Busatta Cabrera (Coral Gables), Linda Chaney (St. Pete Beach), Tom Fabricio (Miramar), Mike Giallombardo (Cape Coral), Traci Koster (Tampa), Chip LaMarca (Lighthouse Point), Fiona McFarland (Sarasota), Daniel Perez (Miami), Paul Renner (Palm Coast), Jason Shoaf (Port St. Joe), John Snyder (Stuart), Jackie Toledo (Tampa), Josie Tomkow (Polk City), Dana Trabulsy (Fort Pierce), and Kaylee Tuck (Lake Placid).
FHRCC, whose mission is to elect conservative leaders to the Florida House, noted the ad will be shared via social media platforms and is the first of its kind in touting GOP ideals and principles that are moving Florida forward, while other states lag behind.