One of the final campaign ads for Democrat Charlie Crist features President Barack Obama, in a radio spot that has been running since Monday on a Miami station catering to a largely African-American audience.
“This is it, Florida. This is Barack Obama,” the ad begins.
As reported by Patricia Mazzei of the Miami Herald, a female narrator explains where voters can find polling locations.
“So if want to raise Florida’s minimum wage, go vote,” Obama says. “If you believe that every child deserves a fair shot and that it’s wrong to cut scholarships and funding for schools, go vote. If you want a governor who will fight for you, not just the wealthy and the powerful, go vote for Charlie Crist.”
“Don’t let anyone or anything keep you from voting,” the President concludes.
Mazzei had difficulty finding more information about the ad, perhaps because of the rush up to Election Day. However, it could also be that Obama is currently unpopular with voters, leaving many Democratic campaigns to downplay any ties to the president.
Vice President Joe Biden did visit South Florida on Sunday to campaign for Crist.
The ad appeared on at least one Miami station: 99 Jamz/WEDR-FM 99.1.