The group Front Line Patriots Fund bankrolled a more than minute-long digital advertisement blasting Tampa City Council candidate Janet Cruz in a move that benefits Cruz’s opponent, incumbent District 3 Council member Lynn Hurtak.
Both women are Democrats, though Hurtak has drawn a coalition of the city’s more progressive base. Now, it seems, conservatives have her back too.
The ad blasts Cruz for “Corruption. No bid contracts. Nepotism” and “abusing taxpayer money,” and draws the connection between Cruz’s daughter, Ana Cruz, who is the long-time partner of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.
Cruz and Hurtak square off Tuesday for the seat.
– Peter Schorsch, Florida Politics