Brian Mast’s service record is front and center in a new ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund.
The super PAC released its third ad Friday in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. The 60-second spot features Cody Bonk, a former Army medic of the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. In the ad, Bonk describes what happens the day Mast lost his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan.
The ad also features footage from a TC Palm editorial board meeting, where Democrat Randy Perkins appears to question Mast about his veterans’ health care benefits.
“I find that pretty insulting and disrespectful,” said Bonk in the ad. “I was there with him, I applied the tourniquets. He’s given more than enough for this country. I think he earned his health care.”
The advertisement was set to begin airing on West Palm Beach broadcast and cable networks Friday. The ad is part of the group’s $3.1 million campaign in Florida’s 18th Congressional District.
“Sacrifice and dignity are foreign concepts to Randy Perkins, who uses the freedom Brian Mast fought for to insult and taunt his embodied sacrifice for our country,” said Ruth Guerra, CLF spokeswoman. “Courage and honor is what Brian Mast gave his fellow soldiers and his country on the battlefield, risking life and limb for our freedoms. And that’s what Brian Mast in Congress will give Floridians.”