New web ad shows Alan Grayson’s contradictory comments on home ownership

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Video and/or audio trackers are everywhere on the campaign trail in the Florida Senate race. They’re there to capture everything a candidate says, especially if they commit a faux pas of some sort.

Or, in the case of a new ad produced for the web for the Patrick Murphy campaign, it’s capturing Democratic Senate opponent Alan Grayson saying contradictory things on the campaign trail.

The ad shows Grayson extolling the virtues of home ownership in while speaking at the Florida Realtors Conference in Orlando in August, and they saying a month later to a Democratic women’s group in Cocoa Beach, “The American dream is not the ability to buy a home, despite what the National Association of Realtors would like for you to believe in another setting.”

Florida Politics neglected to contact the Grayson campaign for reaction until late on Wednesday. Spokesman Kevin Franck simply responded with a photo of a glass of tea, entitled, “weak tea.”

Watch below:

Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at [email protected]


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