Democratic candidate for governor Philip Levine has launched another video spot aimed at making voters aware of who he is and what he stands for. Levine on Monday unveiled a new digital video (see below) that touts his “proven progressive track record of accomplishments and keeping his word of getting things done.”
The spot features news clips highlighting some of the issues he promoted and dealt with during his time serving as mayor of Miami Beach and after he left office. Calling Levine “Florida’s Progressive Champion,” the spot notes his efforts to raise the minimum wage in that city, fight rising sea levels, legalize marijuana and promote gun control.
“Floridians are tired of the same old talk—they want a leader who has taken action on the issues our state is facing, and Mayor Levine has that record,” said Christian Ulvert, senior advisor to the campaign. “From passing Florida’s first living wage, to reforming Miami Beach’s police department, to fighting sea level rise, and pushing for commonsense gun reform, Mayor Levine has an authentic progressive track record of action. It is because of his commitment to successfully taking on these progressive challenges, and his commitment to do the same as Florida’s next Governor that we have come from behind, to taking a clear lead in the latest polling.”
Polls have shown Levine leading the three other major candidates in the race. The Capitolist’s HorseRace Index, which uses a weighted formula to get an average of all the polls taken to date, shows Levine in front with 19.3 percent. He’s followed by former U.S. Rep Gwen Graham with 16.1 percent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum with 9.5 percent and Orlando-area businessman Chris King with 3.2 percent.
Levine’s campaign says the new digital video will feature a five-figure buy to reach voters in an effort to promote Levine’s progressive record.