Darren Soto drops second CD 9 TV ad focusing on seniors care - Florida Politics

Darren Soto drops second CD 9 TV ad focusing on seniors care

Democratic congressional candidate Darren Soto is launching a second television ad in the Orlando and Tampa markets focusing on his positions and efforts to help senior citizens with Social Security and nursing home protection.

Soto, running in the Kissimmee-based Florida’s 9th Congressional District, is releasing “Karen,” which features a testimonial of Karen Welzel of Winter Haven praising the Orlando state senator for making it easier for Floridians to sue to get proper care for elderly family members, such as her mother, who are in nursing homes.

Soto is in a four-way Aug. 30 Democratic primary contest with Dena Grayson, Susannah Randolph and Valleri Crabtree. The Republicans running are Wanda Rentas and Wayne Liebnitzky, in a district that leans strongly Democrat and is currently represented by Grayson’s husband, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Windermere.

In the commercial Welzel speaks of her mother, saying “I took care of her until it became too much. She lives in assisted living now, but she’s lucky. She’s very well cared for. I’m grateful every day. But not everyone is so lucky. That’s why Darren Soto voted to make it easier for families to sue for neglect. And he fought to expose nursing homes that mistreat their residents. I trust Darren to protect Social Security and Medicare, and always stand by our seniors.”

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at scott@floridapolitics.com.

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