Lizbeth Benacquisto touts tough-on-crime bona fides with new TV ad and PBA endorsement

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State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto is having a busy campaign week.

In addition to releasing a new TV campaign ad, the state Senate Majority Leader announced on Tuesday the support of the Florida Police Benevolent Association in her re-election bid for Senate District 30.

“Protecting Our Children” will begin airing across Southwest Florida on Wednesday, and is available on YouTube.

In endorsing Benacquisto, the FPBA cited her commitment to protecting Florida’s children and unwavering support of law enforcement officers.

“Law Enforcement officers in Southwest Florida and across the state are better equipped and more prepared to protect our children from predators because of Lizbeth,” said FPBA Executive Director Matt Puckett. “Lizbeth shares our zero tolerance for the monsters who prey on our children and backs it up by fighting for the resources our officers need to protect our communities.”

“As a mother, my greatest priority is protecting our state’s children,” Benacquisto said. “Working with Florida’s law enforcement officers and children’s advocates, I am proud to say we have passed some of the toughest child predator laws in the nation and I am honored to have the PBA’s endorsement.”

Lizbeth Benacquisto, recently named to the Executive Committee of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, faces aviation expert Michael Dreikorn in the GOP primary for the district covering Fort Myers and parts of Charlotte and Lee Counties.

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