Todd Wilcox talks about eliminating ISIS in first campaign advertisement

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Todd Wilcox released his first campaign advertisement Tuesday. The 30-second web spot — called “Eliminating ISIS” — coincides with a statewide tour focused on national security.

“Terrorists have brought this fight to American soil and it’s time we get serious about eliminating ISIS once and for all,” he said in a statement. “ISIS can be defeated, but it’s going to require American leadership and a real strategy to win.”

In the advertisement, Wilcox is shown saying the nation should use “every pillar of American power to destroy ISIS.”

“ISIS can be defeated, but it requires American leadership and a real strategy to win,” he said in the spot.

Wilcox is one of five Republicans running for U.S. Senate seat currently held by Marco Rubio. Wilcox faces Rep. Ron DeSantis, Rep. David Jolly, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, and Carlos Beruff in the Aug. 30 primary.

On Tuesday, he kicked off a three-day campaign swing to talk about national security. The campaign tour had been in the works for several weeks, but Wilcox, a combat veteran and former CIA case officer, said the events in Orlando bring the issue of national security into the forefront of discussions.