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Carlos Lopez-Cantera says he wants to ‘un-do’ things in Washington in new ad

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If you’ve heard GOP senate candidate Carlos Lopez-Cantera at all on the campaign trail, he makes his disdain for Washington and D.C.-based politicians very explicit.

He’s doubling down on how ineffective he believes government has been in people’s lives with a new digital ad called “Contempt.”

“I think anybody who serves in public office should have a little contempt for government in their heart,” proclaims Lopez-Cantera in the opening scene of the ad.

“A lot of people say they want to Washington to ‘do this and do that’ — I want to go to Washington to un-do this and un-do that,” he continues.

The Florida lieutenant governor, a former Miami-Dade County state legislator for eight years, also talks in the ad about how he was able to save taxpayers money in Tallahassee.

Lopez-Cantera is one of five major Republican candidates vying for the Senate nomination.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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