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Daniel Webster goes up with third ad in his race for CD 11 seat

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Daniel Webster, the GOP Representative from the Orlando area who is now running this summer for the GOP nomination in the 11th Congressional District, is up on the air with his televised commercial of the campaign season.

The ad features what Webster says is Washington’s excessive spending ways.

“I am committed to opposing legislation that irresponsibly spends taxpayer money,” Webster says. “I’ve cosponsored a balanced budget amendment and opposed budgets that violate our spending caps. My commitment is to do everything I can to bring our spending to within our revenues.”

The statement issued by the Webster camp says he “rolls back his own salary and trims his office budget,” and doing so has saved taxpayers over $2 million in the past five years.

Webster is running against Justin Grabelle, who served as the chief-of-staff to current CD 11 Representative Rich Nugent. Nugent announced last year that he would be stepping down from his seat this November.

The Congressional District 11 is extremely large, including all or parts of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties.

Watch the ad below:

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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