State Senator Annette Taddeo (D-Miami) on Tuesday released the following statement on Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s campaign ad:
“The atrociously misleading ad released by Speaker Corcoran should be retitled: ‘Predictable.’ Predictable because it relies on racist stereotypes and fears to jumpstart a latent campaign for his next political promotion.
“Unfortunately, his brand of conservatism taps into the darker side of politics, demonizing immigrants as the bogeymen responsible for the ills of society in a shameless act of self-promotion, Willie Horton-style.
“Mimicking the divisiveness of his friend, Donald Trump, may endear him to the embattled president, but it saddens me that a man who wants to be governor is choosing to campaign on hate and fear.
“I know that the people of Florida will see through this, and reject these tactics. They know that Florida exemplifies the true meaning of diversity, and has been a beacon to all those who have sought her refuge and her opportunities, no matter where they came from.”