Rick Scott releases second Hispanic outreach ad stressing dangers of communism
Sen. Rick Scott at Memorial Cubano. Screenshot from 'Libertad' ad.

Rick Scott
The 'Libertad' as shows the GOP Senator at the Memorial Cubano in Miami.

A second Spanish-language campaign ad for U.S. Sen. Rick Scott just started airing on Miami television.

Libertad,” like the first ad in the recent buy, shows Scott at the Memorial Cubano at the Florida International University in Miami. The Naples Republican describes how the destruction impacted the lives of those in communist countries throughout much of the Western Hemisphere.

The ad features narration by Scott, both in English- and Spanish-language versions.

The ad starts showing the Senator brushing his hands against a wall of names at the memorial.

“These are the names of those who died at the hands of a brutal dictatorship. They’re a reminder that our freedom is fragile,” Scott says. “That’s why I fight back against the far-left socialist agenda.”

The video features an iconic photo of a soldier in late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s revolutionary forces tying up a prisoner to prepare him for the firing squad. Castro’s rise to power led to communist control of the government and a regime still present on the island nation just south of Florida.

“I understand the misery and destruction it has brought to so many,” Scott continues. “We cannot let them kill the prosperity that freedom provides. I’m Rick Scott. America represents what is good and possible, we must protect that.”

When the campaign announced the ad buy, it said various spots in English and Spanish would appear on TV, radio, streaming, and digital platforms.

The ad will target the Miami market, which boasts the highest concentration of Cuban Americans in the nation, according to Pew Research Center.

A news release announcing the ad calls out President Joe Biden and Scott’s leading Democratic opponent, former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

“The ad discusses the death and destruction caused by dictatorial regimes and the fragile nature of freedom,” the release states.

“While Joe Biden, the democrats and Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell continue to embrace socialism and turn a blind eye to dangerous dictators in our hemisphere, Sen. Scott has been clear that socialism has no place in America, which represents what is good and possible. He continues to fight every day against the democrats’ radical socialist agenda so every American, regardless of their background, can have the chance at the dream of this county.”

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Speedy Gonzales

    April 10, 2024 at 6:37 am

    Me and my cousin slopoke were talkin bout who to vote for in USA. We dont like abortion and open borders we are ashamed of how low democrats have sunk morally and we just cant vote for anyone but Trump.
    I speak for all Hispanic voters in USA.
    S. Gonzales

    • Joey

      April 10, 2024 at 10:09 am

      No you you spaek for the maga dumy. I al hispanic and never vote for raciest gop.

      • Speedy Gonzales

        April 10, 2024 at 6:12 pm

        My cousin Slopoke knows of your Earl says hes a bull of the woods Senior and you dont want to make him angry.

    • Rick Whitaker

      April 10, 2024 at 12:29 pm

      EARL, your fake posts are pitiful. a 4th grader could have done better. a bigoted comment like this one is just your style. i hope that the florida hispanics can see through maga bigotry

  • KathrynA

    April 10, 2024 at 7:19 am

    For him to insinuate we are anywhere a communist country is a travesty! He wants to get rid of Medicare and Social Security and yet his wealth came from Medicare fraud! It’s sickening how he has used this wealth to get into elected office. He and his ilk are leading us straight into fascism and authoritarianism. He could care less for the regular person, white or Latino.

    • TJC

      April 10, 2024 at 8:04 am

      He is the embodiment of everything that is wrong with our system. He should be in jail, and yet he is in the Senate. Money money money runs the system.

    • Rick Whitaker

      April 10, 2024 at 12:31 pm

      KATHRYN A, i commend you on your apt observation and comment.

  • PeterH

    April 10, 2024 at 8:07 am

    Rick Scott has deliberately blocked meaningful immigration reform legislation crafted by his own Republican Party. Next week he will hypocritically vote to impeach Homeland Security Head Mr. Mayorkas for following the immigration laws as designed by the Constitution and Congress. Any Republican in Congress who cannot or will not do the job they were hired to do should be voted out of office.

    Republicans are America’s worst enemy!
    Vote all Republicans out of office!

  • Tjb

    April 10, 2024 at 4:18 pm

    Looks like the bald headed freak wants to take away Medicare and Social Security from the common person. I guess when you have a net worth of a quarter of billion dollars, you can shit on the less fortunate Americans.

Comments are closed.


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 @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Drew Dixon, Roseanne Dunkelberger, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Cole Pepper, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Drew Wilson, and Mike Wright.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704