Now, the latest radio attack ad against Book has rallied Book’s legislative colleagues to hit back at Sharief’s camp.
The ad is aimed at angering Republican voters, using audio from Book describing Gov. Ron DeSantis as “a tyrannical dictator.”
“Lauren Book wants Republicans to vote for her even though she hates them,” the narrator says as the ad wraps up.
Since there’s no Republican running in the district, it’s an open Primary, so Republicans and voters of any political affiliation will get to weigh in on the contest.
But using selective audio clips from Book’s public utterances infuriated the side that Sharief would be joining if she won the election.
“Leader Lauren Book’s record as a proven champion for democratic values, working families, and standing up to Ron DeSantis and his radical Republican-lite cronies is something to be celebrated — not shamefully attacked,” said Democratic Rep. Michele Rayner of St. Petersburg.
Democratic Sen. Tina Polsky, who’s running for re-election in a district that straddles Broward and Palm Beach counties called the ad, “a shameful