Republican congressional candidate Kat Cammack released her second campaign ad on Friday, touting her upbringing and work ethic that she says sets her apart from other candidates in the race for Florida 3rd Congressional District.
The spot, titled “Bootstraps,” features the small business owner’s humble beginnings, difficulties following the loss of her families’ cattle ranch, and her experience serving as Congressman Ted Yoho‘s deputy chief of staff.
“Growing up in the country, and particularly on a cattle ranch, you learn hard work early,” Cammack says in the video. “It’s up in the morning feeding horses, chickens, dogs, cows, and the same things at night and I’m very grateful now looking back that we were instilled that work ethic at an early age.”
I know what it means to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get to work.
I’ll stand with Pres. Trump, defend the unborn, never waiver in my support of our 2A rights, work to build the wall, cut taxes and spending, and always support our law enforcement.#FL03 #flapol pic.twitter.com/Nx4miCrIuv
— Kat Cammack (@Kat_Cammack) July 17, 2020
Cammack, who is in a statistical tie for first in polling in the Republican Primary, has had impressive hauls in fundraising since entering the race last December. Earlier this week, Cammack announced that her campaign raised more than $250,000 in the second fundraising quarter of the year.
She has been endorsed by several big-name backers including U.S. Senator Rand Paul and We Build the Wall founder Brian Kolfage. Cammack has also announced endorsements from more local leaders, activists, and elected officials than anyone else in the race.
Cammack is one of 10 Republicans looking to replace Yoho who is retiring at the end of his current term.
Also seeking the GOP nomination are businessman Judson Sapp, Clay County Commissioner Gavin Rollins, 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.