Vern Buchanan touts bipartisan record in new ad
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan has put out a new TV ad in his Sarasota-based district highlighting his “effective and bipartisan record” representing Florida’s 16th Congressional District.
The 30-second spot, titled “Effective Leader,” has started airing on cable and local television stations throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties.
“In a town notorious for gridlock and dysfunction, this man stands apart,” the ad narrator states. “Congressman Vern Buchanan, rated one of the nation’s most effective lawmakers. A successful businessman, Buchanan brought his ‘can do’ attitude to Congress. Vern believes nothing is impossible if we work together. Vern Buchanan: Effective, bipartisan, getting the job done.”
Interspersed among the clips of Buchanan talking to constituents are several news clippings backing up Buchanan’s claims of effectiveness and bipartisanship.
Those articles mostly reference his high scores from The Center for Effective Lawmaking, which ranked him in the top 12 percent for effectiveness based on his legislative accomplishments — he has the best score of any current Republican from Florida. Also cited is a recent study from The Luger Center that put him the top 15 percent for bipartisanship among for the 115th Congress.
Though CD 16 is considered a moderately safe