Ian Whitney, a Democratic candidate for the Southernmost district in the Florida House (District 120), is out with a new ad tying Gov. Rick Scott to unpopular property insurance hikes.
Whitney is running for the seat of Rep. Ron Saunders, a Key West Democrat who served as the minority leader in the House but lost a Senate primary race to Rep. Dwight Bullard.
Whitney faces Saunders' former aide, Holly Merrill Raschein, who is a Republican. Raschein, who has also been an aide for Republican Ken Sorensen, said she is "socially moderate and a fiscal conservative."
Raschein has far outpaced Whitney in fundraising, but the Democratic party is airing ads to try to hold on to the seat.
In his ad, Whitney, 32, says Tallahassee politicians "don't have our best interests in mind."
Like the ad out yesterday in the District 112 race, Whitney's spot says he will "fight Rick Scott's property insurance hikes."
In the Florida Keys (part of District 120), Citizens Property Insurance is virtually the only insurer available, so increasing rates affect nearly every homeowner within the district.