Randy Perkins is promising to get Congress working in his first campaign advertisement.
“I am so tired of hearing politicians say if you work hard you can achieve the American Dream,” he says in the 30-second spot. “What are we telling the American people, that they aren’t working hard enough? It’s Congress. That’s who’s not working hard enough. I want to get Congress working hard for the American people.”
Perkins, a Democrat, is running in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. According to his campaign, the advertisement is meant to highlight his humble beginnings.
“I’m proud to share my story and tell voters why I am running for Congress: because for many hardworking people, achieving the American Dream is no longer possible,” he said in a statement. “We need folks in Congress who are willing to work with everyone, no matter what side of the aisle they are on, to get Congress working again and to turn our nation once again into the land of opportunity for all Americans.”
Three Democrats — Perkins, John Xuna and Jonathan Chane — and six Republicans — Carl Domino, Mark Freeman, Rick Kozell, Brian Mast, Rebecca Negron, and Noelle Nikpour — are running in CD 18. The seat is being vacated by Rep. Patrick Murphy, who is running for the U.S. Senate.