How Obama, Trump, Jefferson figure in Florida candidate’s new radio ad

Presidents Barack Obama, Donald Trump (with lapel pins) and Thomas Jefferson.

Miami Beach Mayor and Democratic governor candidate Philip Levine quoted Martin Luther King and Gloria Estefan in his kickoff speech last week in a room splashed with larger-than-life paintings of John F. Kennedy, Harriet Tubman and Cesar Chavez.

Now Levine has launched a new statewide radio ad campaign in English and Spanish that invokes Barack Obama and Thomas Jefferson — and includes a cautionary mention of President Donald Trump — while urging voters to sign up for the Affordable Care Act.

Levine’s campaign says it is spending at least $100,000 to air the ad for five weeks across Florida.

“President Obama had a vision – that every American have access to affordable health care – and I join with him in urging that every man, woman and child in America be covered. Visit now and sign up. Every Floridian has until December 15 to act before Donald Trump, or anyone, has a chance to tear down the Affordable Care Act we waited so long for,” Levine says in the ad.

“Like Thomas Jefferson, I believe that here in America, we do have an inalienable right to liberty, life and the pursuit of happiness. I’m adding one more – the right to health care.”




Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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