Adam Putnam in new ad: ‘Deport violent criminals now’
A new ad from Adam Putnam‘s political committee shows the candidate talking tough on illegal immigration as he continues his run to be Florida’s next governor.
The ad, released by Florida Grown PC, features Putnam in front of a prison while discussing his plans to change Florida’s immigration approach.
“There are many reasons to be mad about illegal immigration,” says Putnam in the ad.
“Here’s one we can’t stand for: Today, taxpayers in Florida are paying nearly a hundred million dollars a year to imprison criminal illegal aliens. A hundred million dollars to feed, clothe and house criminal illegal aliens.”
The ad gives no citation for that $100 million figure, though the campaign pointed to Putnam’s own “Secure Florida First Agenda” plan. While that document has citations throughout, no source is given for that exact figure.
Nevertheless, Putnam feels that any amount spent is too much. “We need to support President [Donald] Trump’s plan to secure our borders and ban sanctuary cities. We need to protect taxpayers and deport violent criminals now.”
The 30-second ad will appear on cable and broadcast statewide beginning Tuesday. It also features Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister,