The airwaves are becoming busy these days as politicians begin airing more television and radio spots with the Florida primary election less than two months.
The latest is a radio spot (see below) launched Tuesday by Democrat Philip Levine and features former Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen.
“I know what it means to take a shot when everything is on the line,” Allen says in the ad. “This year, Florida is on the line, and that’s why I’m supporting Philip Levine in his race for Governor.”
The Levine campaign says the ad is part of a five-figure media buy that will run statewide.
“You see, Philip always has the courage to stand up when it counts––and when the game’s on the line, trust me, Philip Levine not only gets it, but delivers big time,” Allen goes on to say in the radio spot. “That’s why I’m with Levine all the way!”
“This new ad reflects the Mayor’s desire to take our state in a new direction and do big things––he has a record of accomplishment to reflect his bold progressive agenda and deliver for working Floridians,” said Christian Ulvert, senior adviser to the Levine campaign.
On Monday, another Democratic candidate for governor announced she was making her first TV buy. Gwen Graham’s campaign placed more than $1 million behind a new ad in the critical Orlando and Tampa markets along I-4.
“After 20 years of one-party Republican rule, Floridians are ready for new leadership,” said Graham’s Campaign Manager Julia Woodward. “We’re excited to share our positive message with even more Democrats across the I-4 corridor.”
More than $13 million has already been spent on campaign spots by the six major candidates in the race, both Republican and Democrat. Expect that number to grow dramatically over the next two months leading up to the August 28 primary.