Marco Rubio amps up air war against ‘Pelosi Puppet’ Val Demings

Rubio Demings ad
'Not just liberal, but dangerously radical.'

The re-election campaign of Marco Rubio continues to work to define his Democratic opponent as outside of the mainstream.

Two new ads rolled out Wednesday by the Rubio campaign cast Val Demings, a member of Congress from Orlando and a former Police Chief, as potentially “Florida’s most liberal Senator ever” and a “puppet” of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Most liberal” makes the case that Demings is “not just liberal, but dangerously radical,” with female narration chiding Demings for “voting 100% of the time with Pelosi,” claiming she gave “stimulus checks to illegal immigrants,” and asserting she supports abortion “up until the moment of birth.”

“She voted to allow transgender youth sports and teach children radical gender identity without parental consent,” the spot asserts.

100%” covers similar ground about Demings being a reliable Pelosi vote in Congress, with male narration driving the polemic.

“Demings voted with Pelosi to allow radical abortions, even at the moment of birth. Demings joined Pelosi to give a billion in stimulus checks to convicted criminals and illegal immigrants. Demings even voted to allow transgender youth sports and teaching radical gender identity without parental consent,” the ad asserts. “Pelosi Puppet Val Demings: 100% wrong for Florida.”

“100%” has seen limited airplay early in the Orlando/Daytona/Melbourne market, along with Miami/Fort Lauderdale, according to Ad Impact, which tracks placements. Data is not available yet for where “Most Liberal” is airing.

These ads are the latest salvos in a contest that promises to be far more competitive than Rubio’s General Election six years ago against Democrat Patrick Murphy. Three post-Primary polls show Rubio with a 2- or 3-point lead over Demings.

Demings has drawn on nationwide support to outpace the incumbent’s fundraising, leaving Rubio to plead for donations during cable news interviews.

“I need people to help me because she’s raising all this money from ultraliberals,” Rubio said in an August appearance on Fox News.

“Please give because we are being outraised,” he added.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


23 comments

  • PeterH

    September 14, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    THE BIG LIE
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    REPUBLICANS ARE AMERICA’S PROBLEM!
    VOTE ALL REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE!

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    • Tom

      September 14, 2022 at 4:36 pm

      List peter h.
      Factcheck.Org. Proved chameleon is wrong.
      DeSantis is on record twice not supporting Jan 6. Facts.
      Shut the hell up towel boy.

      • Fat Cammack

        September 14, 2022 at 5:35 pm

        Vote for me babydoll! I’ll come over there naked n give you a greasy face sit I will 🍩💋

  • Tjb

    September 14, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Marco, can you tell us more about your agenda. I am particularly interested in your purported plan to dismantle Medicare and Social Security. Can you let us know more details about you plan.

  • Charlie Crist

    September 14, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Vote for me and Val. We must stop neo nazi aggression in Florida. Send MARCO BOOBIO back to Cuba on a reverse banana boat…show him what communism really is.

  • Tom

    September 14, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    Good for Marco!
    Time to call this extremist out 100%.
    Great adds, well done and very succinct.
    Dumings lost her gun.
    She’s a Pelosi puppet, she supports abortion at birth!
    Good for Marco the great!
    Let it rip Marco!

    • Elliott Offen

      September 14, 2022 at 1:32 pm

      All you need is naked Fat Cammack rug scrub, anchovy mash, sardine grind to make you think twice about the GOP. 🍩💋

      • Hope

        September 14, 2022 at 2:46 pm

        Here’s some suggestions for additional aliases ..
        – Split
        – Bi-Poll-R
        – Sybil
        – Rerun

        • Fat Cammack

          September 14, 2022 at 3:37 pm

          I’ll dunk you in gravy and eat you..you ¢unt. Come on over to mamma Cammack’s love palace and get a greasy face sit 🍩💋

    • Bill H

      September 14, 2022 at 2:11 pm

      Corrections:
      Ads (not adds)
      Demings (not Dumings)
      Per Miami Herald article 9/2/22 – “Demings supports abortion until viability” (i.e., ROE)
      Turn the channel Tom and get out of the Fox bubble

      • Tom

        September 14, 2022 at 4:45 pm

        She voted for the Pelosi bill, abortion at birth! You and the Herald are full of manure, bill. Schumer too, 49 senators voted till birth! It’s called abortion on demand!

        I call her Dumings” cause she is dumb as you are. Help her find her gun, LMAO.

        Worry bout your ignorant posts!
        That’s why I am the FP legend.

        • Charlie Crist

          September 14, 2022 at 5:37 pm

          Vote for me. I slap a sex charge on Tom so heinous that it would make Dr. Larry Nassar vomit.

          • Tom

            September 14, 2022 at 5:47 pm

            You are a predator Joey:

    • marylou

      September 14, 2022 at 3:47 pm

      Demings is not an extremist. Don’t try to smear all abortions by writing about imaginary “abortions” that just don’t happen.

      Radical Rubio supports an extremist federal abortion ban, a Constitutional Amendment banning abortion rights, and requiring women to get permission from a man if they need an abortion. Rubio thinks the Republican Taliban has a God-given right to insert itself into a woman’s body against her will. That’s violence! Vote for Val Demings to protect women’s rights!

      • Tom

        September 14, 2022 at 5:45 pm

        Dumings is a ultra extremist.
        She’s a Dum Dem.
        she supports abortion til birth and after.

        • Elliott Offen

          September 14, 2022 at 6:53 pm

          You are a walking advertisement for abortion Tom…and after reading your stupidity…I support abortion up to whatever age you currently are. Looks to be about 14 years old!!!

          • Tom

            September 14, 2022 at 7:32 pm

            Go f yourself you piece of manure, fake alias. Go pound Joey in the
            Rear pipe.
            Truth hurts you pathetic abortion On Demand bastards.
            Dumings is a ultra leftist period.

  • tom palmer

    September 14, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Pretty thin gruel. If all the GOP has is that Democrats vote for their party positions, the same as the GOP members do, what is the point for independent voters?

  • Impeach Biden

    September 15, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    We all knew Val was going to have to defend her Congressional record. I’m sure the people of Broward County are fine with her liberal ways but most of Florida is still conservative. Florida will remain solid RED.

  • Mr. Haney

    September 15, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    More Rubio projection. What exactly has Rubio done for the last 30 years of his life other than run his mouth like a coward. Absolutely nothing.

  • KurtinOC

    September 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    This is rich.

    Trump Ass Kisser Little Marco calling someone else a puppet !!

  • Janiene

    September 17, 2022 at 11:51 am

    I know 1 thing, I am pulling that RED lever down the entire ballot. I want sanity!!

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