GOP incumbent Dennis Ross drops first digital ad for CD-15 re-election bid

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U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross jumps into the digital realm with the release of his web video in his re-election drive for Florida’s 15th Congressional District.

The ad highlights the work the Lakeland Republican has accomplished in Washington during his first three years in Congress, as well as outlining future legislative priorities.

The two-minute promotional clip features footage from Ross’ January 21 kickoff tour in Plant City and Lakeland.  

“It’s been an honor and privilege,” said Ross, “to represent my friends and neighbors in Washington these past 3 years. I first ran for Congress because Washington was broken. While we have made some progress, there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done.”

 “I’m asking the people of Hillsborough and Polk Counties to send me back to Congress for another term, so we can continue working to get our country back on track.”

The video highlights some of Ross’ first-term priorities were introducing bills to force federal legislators to provide a legal basis for appropriations, as well as presenting the Bowles-Simpson Plan of Lowering America’s Debt Act (BOLD Act), which narrows the income tax into just two brackets: 10 percent for annual incomes under $100,000 and 20 percent for incomes over $100,000.

Ross faces Democrat Alan Cohn, a former journalist for Tampa ABC station WFTS, for the seat covering northern parts of Hillsborough and Polk County, including suburban Tampa, Brandon, Plant City, Lakeland and Bartow.

The announcement video is available on YouTube

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