Three Hispanic Republicans -- Miami-Dade School Board Member Raquel Regalado, economist Tony Villamil and state Sen. Alex Villalobos -- have cut Spanish-language radio ads for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink.
The ads were produced by Freddy Balsera, who advised President Obama on Hispanic media in the 2008 campaign. Here's the text:
Hi, I’m Raquel Regalado, and I’m supporting Alex Sink for Governor because we have things in common…both her children, and mine, attended – and attend – public schools. And because we agree that education needs to be a top priority. Alex Sink recognizes the important role education plays to create jobs. She has committed to me that she will improve our public education system. That’s why, in this case, our children’s education matters more than political parties. I ask you for your vote for Alex Sink for Governor.
I’m Economist Tony Villamil. I know how Florida’s economy functions because I was Director of Economic Affairs under Jeb Bush. As an economist, I have compared Alex Sink’s and Rick Scott’s plans and can I tell you with confidence that Alex Sink has the best program to develop new industries and create jobs. She was a successful businesswoman for 26 years who knows how to strengthen our economy. That’s why my family and I are voting for Alex Sink for Governor.
I’m Senator Alex Villalobos. Even though we belong to different parties, Alex Sink and I have worked closely to combat fraud. That’s why I am so concerned that Rick Scott won’t say why his company was fined 1.5 billion dollars for fraud…the highest fine in history. Today we need transparent leaders that will stimulate the economy, support our public schools and support our small businesses – irrespective of their party. That’s why my family and I are voting for Alex Sink for Governor.