Attorneys for Democratic congressional candidate Randy Perkins have sent a letter to local TV station managers saying “your station must immediately cease airing” a new ad by Republican candidate Brian Mast in the nationally watched race for Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18.
The Perkins legal team scored a victory last week when it persuaded stations to yank a National Republican Congressional Committee attack ad because of “false, misleading and deceptive” claims about Perkins’ disaster-relief business.
But Mast&8217;s new ad doesn&8217;t say a word about Perkins.
&8220;I&8217;m Brian Mast, combat veteran and candidate for Congress,&8221; the 30-second spot begins.
&8220;As a soldier in Afghanistan, I fought for every single one of you,&8221; Mast continues. &8220;I never cared about race, color, or if you were a Democrat or Republican. That&8217;s the same way I&8217;ll fight for you in Congress. Washington is broken. I know what&8217;s on the line — our environment, our economy and our national security. Give me the honor of serving you again and I&8217;ll do it selflessly and I&8217;ll do it with courage. I&8217;m Brian Mast, and I approved this because America will always be worth everything I have.&8221;