Democratic Super PAC Airs First Ad in Florida Special Election

February 11, 2014

House Majority PAC, a super PAC dedicated to elected House Democrats, is up with its first ad in the highly competitive special election in Florida’s 13th District.

The ad attacks the Republican nominee, lobbyist David Jolly. It’s part of a $650,000 investment that House Majority PAC made in the race.

The spot, called “Privatize,” takes shots at Jolly’s lobbying career and his position on social security. The latter charge targets a crucial demographic to win the St. Petersburg-based district: voters over 65 years old.

The ad accuses Jolly of lobbying for “a special interest that wanted to privatize social security.” The ad’s graphics are not easily readable to show the specific “special interest,” but the spot’s narrator goes on to quote a letter from AARP that criticizes social security privatization.

Former state Chief Financial Officer Alex sink is the Democratic nominee.

Election Day is March 11. The race is rated Tossup by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.