New NRCC ad casts Alex Sink as “tax and spend” liberal

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The National Republican Congressional Committee once again attacks “tax and spend liberal” Alex Sink with a new TV ad released today in Florida’s Congressional District 13.  

Highlights of the ad, which pokes fun at Sink’s TV spot featuring her father, include claims that the former Democratic state CFO and 2010 candidate for governor has a “record of supporting higher taxes for Florida families so big government can continue to spend, spend, spend.”

The ad is a $230,000 media buy, part of a $725,000 allocation the NRCC plan to spend in the next few weeks.

The NRCC also touches upon one of the main hot button issues in the CD 13 campaign: Sink’s “continued” support of the Affordable Care Act, which the GOP claims is “causing pain for Pinellas County families and seniors.”

“Alex Sink has a history of hurting Florida families,” said NRCC representative Katie Prill. “Not only does this tax and spend liberal continue to support higher taxes for Florida families, but she also continues to support Obamacare which is causing Pinellas families to lose their health care coverage. Alex Sink is a risk Pinellas County just can’t afford.”

The ad is also available on YouTube.

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