Republican congressional candidate Ryan Chamberlin released his second TV ad on Monday, promising to stand up to “weak-kneed Republicans” who fail to pushback against extremists like Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The 30-second spot, titled “Fight,” is Chamberlin’s second ad in his bid to represent Florida’s 3rd Congressional District.
“What’s worse? Socialists like Pelosi and AOC or the Republicans that surrender to them? We elect them and they spend their time looting taxpayers for lobbyists, bad-mouthing President Trump, apologizing for our history,” Chamberlin says, slamming down a newspaper at a diner.
“Liberals are tearing this country apart. We need red-meat conservatives who’ll take a stand,” he continues, smiling over a comically, oversized steak. “When conservatives fight, we keep America great. One nation, under God.”
Chamberlin doubled down on his disdain for anti-Trump bureaucrats in an accompanying press release.
“Nothing has been more damaging to President Trump’s America first agenda than Republicans who fail to take a stand,” he said. “I am committed to going to DC and standing for the people and values of Congressional District 3. I have no desire to befriend the establishment. We must set a course for American renewal and revival, and that takes leadership without regard for those insiders that may have a direct interest in protecting Washington’s status quo.”
Chamberlin, a consultant, writer, and public speaker, is one of 10 Republicans vying to replace Congressman Ted Yoho who is honoring a promise he made to not serve more than eight years.
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, businesswoman Kat Cammack, 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.