Orlando Businessman and 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate Chris King released a new webvideo on Friday morning, that questions incumbent Governor Rick Scott over his progress creating jobs in the state.
The video splices up Scott’s own “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” Commercial cutting in with King’s graphics pointing out that half the workers in the state make less than $15 per hour and that Florida ranks 40th in household income. The ad wraps calling for new leadership and briefly shows King talking to supporters before closing.
“Rick Scott may think he’s winning, but under his administration Florida workers are most definitely losing,” said King. “With the tremendous potential and talent of the people of Florida, we can do better than half the workers in the state making less than $15 an hour and ranking 40th in household income. Florida families, quite literally, can’t afford more of the same failed approach to politics. It’s time for new leadership with fresh ideas to help Florida lead again.”
In the past the Scott administration has said the that state still trends ahead of most of the rest of the country in areas like low unemployment numbers and consistent months of jobs creations. The state also leans heavily on tourism which provides mostly low income jobs.
King is one of two candidates currently running to succeed Scott. Fellow Democrat Andrew Gillum is also in the contest with several other Republicans and Democrats reportedly weighing a run and expected to jump into the contest in the coming months.