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In Miami Spanish-language radio ad battle, prison privatization backers go on airwaves

Remember how opponents of the state's controversial prison privatization plan put up an advertisement on Miami's influential Spanish-language radio urging listeners to oppose the legislation?

Now the Florida Chamber of Commerce is fighting back with an ad of its own, where the group names popular Cuban-American Republican Senators Anitere Flores of Miami and Rene Garcia of Hialeah as past supporters of the privatization move.

"Call your legislators today and ask them to join Senators Garcia and Flores and support the reform to the prison system to avoid cuts to education and the health care of the most needy," the ad says.