Republican congressional candidate Gavin Rollins released his second television ad on Thursday, vowing to fight in Congress to save America’s history and defend the freedoms of its citizens.
The 30-second ad, titled “Freedom Is Worth The Fight,” features the Florida National Guard Captain loading and firing an automatic rifle as he warns of the threat posed by Communist China and the radical left.
“Our freedom is under attack from Communist China and the radical left,” Rollins says in the video. “They want to destroy our history and take away our constitutional right to defend ourselves. I’m Gavin Rollins, I’m a captain in the Florida Guard, I’ve served overseas in a combat zone defending our freedom, and in Congress, I’ll continue to fight. I’m Gavin Rollins and I approved this message because our freedom is worth fighting for.”
Rollins said he chose a firing range as the backdrop for the ad because we are “literally at war” with Communist China and the radical left, and, “Now is not the time to play nice with the enemy. We need warriors in Congress.”
“While dominating and intimidating its own citizens through censorship, imprisonment, and horrible abuse, the Communist Party of China, which leads the country, seeks to control other parts of the world, including the USA,” said Rollins. “I witnessed China’s aggressive expansion when I was deployed to a combat zone in Djibouti, Africa. Make no mistake, we are engaged in a stealth war with China and we must fight back before it’s too late.”
Rollins, a high school history teacher and county commissioner, is one of 10 Republicans looking to replace Congressman Ted Yoho who is retiring at the end of his current term.
Also seeking the GOP nomination for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District are businessman Judson Sapp, businesswoman Kat Cammack, Gainesville City Commissioner Todd Chase, former congressional aide Joe Millado, physician James St. George, businessman Ryan Chamberlin, businessman Bill Engelbrecht, businessman David Theus, and businesswoman Amy Pope Wells
FL-03 includes Alachua, Bradford, Marion, Union, Putnam, and Clay counties and is largely made up of Republican voters. Yoho won the red district in 2016 earning 57.6% of the vote.