Several Florida sheriffs lash out at an attack ad supporting Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis as “false”, “pathetic”, and “just not true” as they ride to the aid of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum.
In the 30-second commercial “Tell You” released by Gillum’s campaign, five county sheriffs [all Democrats] denounce a television commercial from the Republican Party of Florida that claimed Gillum was running from an FBI investigation and is corrupt.
Gillum’s campaign on Thursday sent letters to Florida television stations charging that those ads are false and demanding they be taken off the air.
The new pro-Gillum commecial, features Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell, Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Osceola County Sheriff Russell Gibson, and Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young defending Gillum as someone who fights corruption, not participates in it.
After Darnell and McNeil lead off the commercial touting their experience, Gibson declares, “I can tell you that Ron DeSantis’ attacks are false.
Demings adds, “Pathetic.”
Young adds, “They are just not true.”
“As mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum fought corruption,” Darnell states.
“And Gillum is working with law enforcement and the FBI,” Gibson adds.
“To crack down on politicians who break the law,” McNeil says.
They then take turns declaring that Gillum brought the police and community together to bring down violent crime 24 percent, and that is why they, as sheriffs, support him.
DeSantis campaign has not yet responded to an inquiry about the new Gillum ad.
October 12, 2018 at 2:16 am
October 15, 2018 at 11:34 am
Laughable. Gillum has Democrat sheriffs riding to his rescue. A liberal cop is an oxymoron – and as a retired law enforcement officer – starting in law enforcement 35 years ago – I can tell you that these types of sheriffs and other liberal cops are dangerous to a civil society – Gillum is corrupt. Econmically speaking, Gillum will create a State Income Tax. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot and vote for Gillum.
October 20, 2018 at 11:03 pm
Look up the State Constitution— no Governor can implement a State Income Tax, even if they wanted to (which Gillum does not).
October 20, 2018 at 8:13 am
Gillum signed a Pledge to support “Dream Defenders”, an obviously Anti-police group. The group wants to eliminate jails as well as police. These Sheriff’s are an insult to LEO everywhere! Gillum is NOT what Florida needs!
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