The Florida Democratic Party today released a new digital ad, “Dime con Quién Andas”, renewing the calls made by Representative Javier Fernández (D-Miami) for State Representative Ana María Rodríguez to disclose ties between her campaign and the corrupt former Republican Congressman David Rivera.
Last month, it was reported that Mr. Rivera signed a $50 million contract to lobby the United States government on behalf of Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro’s oil company PDVSA. In addition to a long history of unethical behavior, Mr. Rivera failed to register as a foreign agent upon contracting with Venezuela’s state-controlled oil company in 2017, a federal crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
Highlighting the relationships David Rivera shares with both Ana María Rodríguez and Nicolás Maduro, the video ad refers to the Spanish proverb, “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are”. The ad will run in English and Spanish on Florida Democratic Party’s digital platforms, including Vamos Demócratas, the FDP’s official Spanish-language social media.