DNC launches digital ad campaign highlighting Trump’s failed COVID-19 response in The Tampa Bay Times

Chris King, Florida Faith Leaders to hold press call

Ahead of Vice President Pence’s trip to Clearwater today, the Democratic National Committee is launching a digital ad campaign in The Tampa Bay Times, highlighting Trump’s failed coronavirus response. The Tampa Bay Times reaches voters in Clearwater, where Pence is set to visit today for a “Faith in America” Tour event.

Additionally, today at 11:30 AM EDT, the Florida Democratic Party will host a press call featuring Reverend Dr. Joe Parramore, president and founding pastor of New Journey Ministries; Reverend Gina Durbin of King of Peace in St. Petersburg; Reverend Dr. James Golden of Mt. Zion AME Church, Port of Tampa; Chris King, CEO of Elevation Financial Group and 2018 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Florida to discuss how Trump’s failed, ineffective coronavirus response has hurt Floridians and resulted in nearly 500,000 cases and more than 7,000 deaths statewide. The speakers will also highlight how the Trump administration is failing on issues critical to Floridians of faith, from his mission to undermine the Affordable Care Act during a pandemic to his cruel immigration agenda, to his absolute failure to lead during his pandemic, which has disproportionately hurt Black and Brown communities.

“Nothing Pence says today can change Trump’s total incompetence in responding to the coronavirus — it didn’t need to be this bad, it’s getting worse, and his failure in handling this crisis effectively has cost Floridians their jobs and lives,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “Instead of this photo-op, Pence should be listening to the voices of Floridians who are still suffering as COVID spikes, or the Floridians of faith who are repulsed by Trump’s efforts to strip away health care coverage from millions in the midst of a pandemic. In November, Floridians of every faith and political persuasion will hold this administration accountable by voting Trump and Pence out of office.”

These display ads will reach voters throughout The Tampa Bay Times’ website and will run for 24 hours.  Images of the ads are below: