On the heels of the campaign of Republican state Rep. David Rivera going on TV, rival Democrat Joe Garcia is on the air attacking Rivera for a 2002 crash with a mail truck on the Palmetto Expressway.
Here's the the ad, titled "News," which calls Rivera "an accident waiting to happen":
Liberty Mail's current president told the Herald that Rivera never complained about the company's work, nor did Rivera remove any mailers from the truck -- and that Rivera's car hit the mail truck.
According to a crash report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver blamed Rivera for the collision, and Rivera said the truck struck his car, causing $400 in damage. Because of the conflicting statements, no action was taken against either action.
Along with the TV spot, Garcia's campaign launched a website attacking Rivera, DavidRiveraTruth.com.