Connect with us

Headlines

Chris King releases new digital ad, ‘Being Bold’

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King is releasing a digital ad Wednesday that offers a broad, introductory look at his life, career, and positions on issues ranging from affordable housing to guns, and health care to criminal justice reform.

“I am the outsider with new ideas and fresh vision who is willing to display the political courage that this state needs to get things done,” King concludes in his remarks.

The two-minute, 23-second video, “Being Bold,” is being released on the internet and through social media backed by a six-figure buy, the campaign states.

The ad restates some of the positions King has cited in his first two statewide television commercials, including his pledges to take no money from the sugar industry and to “stand up to the NRA.”

The spot includes video from his campaign kickoff 15 months ago, to his April Democratic debate performance, to his criminal justice reform tour last month.

King is up against former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, and Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene in the August 28 Democratic primary to run for governor. The leading Republicans are Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.

Written By

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 Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused.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

Sign up for Sunburn

Receive our team's agenda-setting morning read of what's hot in Florida politics. Delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday.

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Renzo Downey, Rick Flagg, A.G. Gancarski, Joe Henderson, Janelle Irwin, Jacob Ogles, Scott Powers, Bob Sparks, Andrew Wilson.
Email: Peter@FloridaPolitics.com
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

Connect
Sign up for Sunburn

Receive our team's agenda-setting morning read of what's hot in Florida politics. Delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday.