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FDP Asks Stations to Refuse to Air Rick Scott’s Illegal TV Ad

Today, the Florida Democratic Party sent a letter to television stations in all ten Florida media markets requesting that they refuse to broadcast Rick Scott’s first campaign ad because it violates Florida law. 

The disclaimer on the ad states that it is “Sponsored by Let’s Get to Work.” This disclaimer could not be more clearly in violation of Florida law, which requires that all television ads “prominently state ‘Paid electioneering communication paid for by (name and address of person paying for the communication).'”

“[T]his political advertisement should not be allowed to air in light of its disregard for the requirements of Florida law,” the letter states.

Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant said, “Following the law isn’t hard for most Floridians, but apparently Rick Scott just doesn’t care. Florida’s leaders need to set an example, and unfortunately Rick Scott is just an example of everything Floridians dislike about politicians. Rick Scott just doesn’t think the rules apply to him, and that’s why he’s lost the trust of Floridians.”

Attachment: Takedown Letter.pdf

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