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Sean Shaw calls on Ashley Moody to answer for Donald Trump

Democratic state Rep. Sean Shaw, according to polling, is down in the Attorney General race to Republican Ashley Moody.

But Shaw’s campaign seems to be betting that digital spots can turn the tide; it dropped two on Wednesday.

As President Donald Trump makes his way to Florida for a political rally, Shaw is reminding voters that Moody stands with Trump in a new digital spot entitled “Role Model.”

The minute-long ad shows Moody, a former judge from Hillsborough County, extolling President Trump at a “Trump Club” meeting for standing up against the “fake news attacks … brilliantly and without distraction.”

Following that, a series of Trump’s greatest hits in mega-mix form, including the crowd-pleasing tribute to John McCain (“I like war heroes who weren’t captured”), the club banger “President Obama … is the founder of ISIS,” and the ol’ chestnut “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and not lose any voters.”

The scene changes to Moody being asked if Trump was a role model in a debate, with Moody lauding Trump as a role model for “getting things done.”

A second spot (“Change is on the ballot”) is a positive ad, messaging as the title suggests.

“Change is on the ballot,” Shaw says, “from the bottom to the top. And if you want change, you’re going to have to help us get there.”

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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