Chris King, the newly announced Democratic candidate for Florida governor, wants to “lift up” homegrown businesses.
Apparently, those homegrown businesses include those in Los Angeles and Silverdale, Washington.
In a YouTube video posted last week, the Winter Park affordable housing executive offers his vision of the state of Florida politics.
“We need a whole new generation of people to stand up and demand more from our politics,” King says in the nearly four-minute clip “Rise and Lead.”
“I am committed to the success of Florida,” he adds emotionally. “I had a real interest in affordable housing, I saw a huge need in Florida and so our business really was trying to take on that need was trying to go to communities where morale was low … bringing hope and bringing vision.”
Despite presenting a well-produced video, complete with heartfelt testimonials and inspiring words of dedication to the success of Florida business, a closer examination reveals a slightly different reality.
At the 3:08 mark, King’s video uses a few moments of slick B-roll stock footage, each coming from places far from the Sunshine State.
Would it be out of line to ask a candidate who launched his campaign for governor with a love of Florida business to actually film his first commercial in Florida?