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Val Demings fast-paced TV ad hits Orlando in CD 10 race

Democratic congressional candidate Val Demings is releasing a new television ad for Florida’s 10th Congressional District that features rapid-fire clips of platitudes paid her while she served as Orlando’s chief of police.

The 30-second ad, “Impressive,” features clips and voices, many from Orlando television stations’ reports on her over the years, usually stating only one, two or three words, “impressive,” “leader,” “broken barriers,” “made history,” “influential,” “committed,” “powerful” and so on. Some of the words are spoken by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and some by others besides TV reporters and anchors.

It ends with Demings saying, “My mother taught me it’s about serving other people, and never grow tired of doing good.”

Demings is in a four-way Aug. 30 Democratic primary in CD 10 with Bob Poe, state Sen. Geraldine Thompson and lawyer Fatima Rita Fahmy. The winner would face Republican nominee Thuy Lowe in November.

Her campaign called the new commercial, “the latest in a series of ads released since announcing her campaign in 2015… [which] highlight her people-focused approach at solving the problems facing working families in Florida, and how she will bring a similar approach to Washington.”

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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 Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused.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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