Justin Grabelle is going up with his first television ad in his campaign to win Florida’s 11th Congressional District.
The 34-year-old former chief-of-staff to outgoing CD 11 incumbent Rich Nugent is in an extremely competitive Republican primary campaign against Daniel Webster.
Webster currently represents Florida’s 10th Congressional District, but opted to run in CD 11 once redistricting made his chances of re-election virtually nil this fall.
CD 11 includes Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties.
In the ad, called “It’s Personal,” Grabelle references his personal story of his brother’s service on board the USS Cole the day it was attacked in the fall of 2000.