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Donald Trump campaign pouring more into Florida, other swing states

Two new ads focus on economy, jobs.

President Donald Trump‘s reelection campaign said Tuesday it is increasing its television advertising in Florida and other swing states by 50%, starting with two new ads charging Democrat Joe Biden will hurt the economy.

The campaign did not say how much money was being spent, while the Biden campaign has been reporting it is spending between $45 million and $50 million a week on swing state advertising.

“This week’s advertising continues our strategic plan to follow the dates on the calendar, the states that are voting early, the data that always guides our decision-making and our pathway to 270,” said Trump 2020 campaign manager Bill Stepien.

The ads will run on national cable, and local broadcast and cable in Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nebraska (2nd Congressional District), and Maine (2nd Congressional District). The Trump campaign also announced it was expanding its existing urban radio buy to include Pennsylvania markets. Nebraska and Maine are split vote states. The districts targeted in each are considered toss-ups between both Biden and Trump while the rest of the districts are considered safe for Trump in Nebraska and safe for Biden in Maine.

Both ads begin with sharp criticisms of Biden and finish with strong praise for Trump.

In “Jobs President” the criticism ties Biden to the rise of China as an economic competitor for the United States, blaming Biden’s 47 years in Washington D.C. with shipping American factories and jobs overseas to China. Mexico also is cited, as the narrator proclaims, “Biden’s bad trade deals put China first and American workers paid the price. Millions of jobs lost to Mexico and China.”

Then comes the shift.

“Donald Trump is the jobs President. He helped create millions of jobs. Factories returned. African Americans, Hispanic Americans and women saw record gains.”

In “Kim,” an unidentified woman essentially presents the same message, though without references to trade deals or China or Mexico.

“Joe Biden could never handle the economy after COVID. There is no way. It would be a disaster” she says. “Joe Biden has done absolutely nothing for America in 47 years. “As a small business owner, President Trump has been the greatest President we have seen. He has increased jobs. I know there are more women who have been employed, and minorities, than ever before.”

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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.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Sonja Fitch

    September 15, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Anyone that believes any of the goptrump cult leader trump bs deserves to be punked! Vote Blue for you and me! Vote for the common good!

  2. Mike Watkins

    September 16, 2020 at 3:19 am

    The choice is Trump or the United States, period.

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