U.S. Senate candidate Will McBride has released his first television ad stressing that he’s not two things: scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris or a creature of the beltway.
“I’m not a Washington insider. So I’m not running the standard political ad -- with me on the beach or kissing babies,” he says in the ad as images superimpose behind him. “Congress is broken,” he says, “spending is out of control, scandals dominate the news and unfortunately Katherine Harris is part of the problem.”
The ad is scheduled to air Saturday in select markets throughout the state – no word yet on Miami-Fort Lauderdale. The big question for the multimillionaire candidate who has plowed nearly $730,000 of his own money into the campaign: Is this too little, too late heading into the Sept. 5 primaries?
Harris leads McBride, Peter Monroe and LeRoy Collins by double digits, polls show. But they also show she’ll likely get trounced in the general election by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Hence the ending of McBride’s ad: “Republicans, don’t throw in the towel.”