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Bobby Olszewski TV ad highlights positions in HD 44 Republican primary

Bobby Olszewski has launched a television commercial in Orlando that highlights several of his issues positions in the special Republican primary for House District 44 in Orange County.

The 30-second spot, dubbed, “Vote Bobby O,” the commercial begins with brief footage of President Ronald Reagan, as a narrator declares, “Republicans want a leader who will get things done. Robert ‘Bobby O’ Olszewski is that conservative leader.”

He faces Usha Jain, John Newstreet, and Bruno Portigliatti in next Tuesday’s Republican special primary election. They all seek to fill the seat vacated by Republican former state Rep. Eric Eisnaugle to represent the southwest portion of Orange County. Eisnaugle stepped down this spring.

The winner would face Democrat Paul Chandler in an Oct. 10 special general election. Chandler’s candidacy is being challenged in court, though, and that action has the potential to lead to further challenges of the Republican primary.

Olszewski said the spot has been up since last week.

After the introduction, the commercial shows Olszewski with U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, who was the area’s congressman, state senator and state representative for decades before moving to Lake County to switch congressional districts in 2016, and the narrator notes that Webster endorsed Olszewski.

The commercial then, in rapid fire, declares that Olszewski opposed tax and fee increases, stood up for prayer in public, opposes funding for sanctuary cities, seeks to cut regulations, and will “stop politicians wasteful spending.”

“Conservative Republican Bobby O: Less talk, more action,” the narrator finishes.

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 Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused.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