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David Shapiro puts pop quiz to voters in new ad

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Democrat David Shapiro has dropped a new campaign ad as he continues his challenge to incumbent GOP U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan in Florida’s 16th Congressional District.

In the ad, titled “Quiz,” Shapiro uses a multiple-choice quiz to help highlight his goals should he make it to the halls of Congress.

“Washington politicians have failed the test when it comes to protecting Florida families,” says Shapiro to the camera, as an on-screen graphic gives Congress an F rating in their representation of Florida.

“People ask me, what will I do in Congress?


“A) Fight for access to quality, affordable health care,

“B) Stand up to plans that would put Social Security and Medicare at risk,

“Or C), work to fix the VA to make sure that veterans get the benefits they earned?

“The answer? D) All of the above.”

The ad is set to air on both broadcast and cable TV.

“David’s message of fighting for Florida Families is resonating across Florida’s 16th district,” said Shapiro campaign manager, Alex Vuskovic.

“People are ready for a leader who will fight for our seniors, for our veterans, and for a health care system that’s accessible and affordable for all Florida families. They’re done with Washington politicians who are interested in writing yacht-sized tax handouts for themselves while leaving Florida families to sink or swim.”

That latter remark from Vuskovic refers to Buchanan’s purchase of a yacht on the day the House passed their first draft of last year’s GOP tax bill.

Shapiro is hoping to take the fight to Buchanan in November’s general election, but he’ll first have to defeat legal author Jan Schneider in the Democratic primary later this month.

CD 16 is becoming a more winnable seat for Democrats, according to election watchers. Both the Cook Political Report and Larry Sabato now have the race “leaning Republican,” rather than “likely Republican.”

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to

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