Trey Radel-linked ad contains loaded lines about Andrew Gillum
A new advertisement cut by Republican former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel heaps Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum with uncomfortable levels of praise.
Whether through sarcasm or misdirection, the radio spot (see bottom of post) from his Freedom Council USA runs through hard-left progressive stances that won Gillum his party nomination and the support of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The script, while narrated in a pleasant female voice, uses blunt terms aimed more at mobilizing conservatives or inciting nervousness in the middle.
“Andrew Gillum is a champion of the people,” the ad begins. “He believes in democratic socialism. This form of socialism is going to do a lot of things to Florida.”
The ad then runs through a list of positions, from “government-run health care” to abolishing ICE.
“Floridians will pay more in taxes,” the ad says with gusto.
Perhaps most curious considering Radel’s role in the ad, the starkest line comes near the middle.
“Andrew Gillum will work to ban guns, and he will legalize drugs,” the narrator says.