Rick Scott’s campaign for Senate is dusting off an ad that worked for Charlie Crist twelve years ago to hit his U.S. Senate opponent Bill Nelson. The new commercial called “Empty Chair” asks to name one thing Senator Nelson has accomplished during his political career. It’s the same question former Governor Jeb Bush asked this past weekend when campaigning for Scott.
Specifically, the commercial accuses Nelson of missing national security committee meetings.
The Scott ad is similar to a 2006 commercial then-Republican Charlie Crist ran against his opponent then-Congressman Jim Davis. The ad used humor in trying to locate the Democratic nominee for governor.
It just goes to show that most things in politics aren’t new ideas just recycled and improved.