Kosmas Goes on Attack in First TV Ad

Posted September 8, 2010 at 11:40am

In what could be interpreted as a sign of just how much trouble Rep. Suzanne Kosmas may be in this fall, the first six words of the Florida Democrat’s first ad of the 2010 cycle is an attack on Republican state Rep. Sandy Adams.

“Sandy Adams has some strange ideas,” the narrator states in the ad, which began running Wednesday on cable and broadcast.

Recent polling has shown Kosmas significantly behind with less than two months to go before Election Day, and the Congresswoman decided to focus on hitting Adams rather than the normal bio and introductory information that is associated with early campaign ads.

The ad specifically targets Adams for comments that she made about changing the way Senators are elected.

“Adams would take away our right to vote and let Tallahassee politicians pick our Senators,” the narrator in the ad states.

After winning a competitive primary in late August, Adams was quickly bumped to the top tier of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns candidate recruitment program.

In the last 15 seconds of her ad, Kosmas tries to distance herself from Washington, D.C., and show her solidarity with those voters who are angry with what’s going on on Capitol Hill.

“People in this district are mad, and I’m mad too,” Kosmas says in the ad. “One of the first things I did was oppose the automatic pay raise for Congress.”

Kosmas’ camp did not release any details about the cost or point size of the ad buy Wednesday.