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Marco Rubio leans hard into homophobia and the “angry Black woman” narrative in Val Demings attack ad

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Marco Rubio is clearly terrified of Val Demings.How do we know?Because he just released a vile attack ad against her, leaning into the “angry Black woman” narrative by setting Demings against an ominous dark backdrop with thunder and lightning crackling while painting her out to seem like a “radical” leftist constantly screaming about things like trans athletes and gender identity.Related: Tammy Baldwin cornered Marco Rubio in an elevator about his antigay remarks and it didn’t go well for him“Demings even voted to allow transgender youth sports and teaching radical gender identity without parental consent,” the narrator warns.(Fact check: Demings, who is challenging Rubio for his U.S.

Senate seat, did vote for legislation that supported trans athletes, but it didn’t address school curriculum.)“I’m Marco Rubio and I approved of this message,” Little Marco can be heard saying at the end of the 30-second spot.The ad comes two weeks after a new Civiqs poll found Demings only 2 points behind Rubio.

Among likely Florida voters, 49% expressed support for him, compared to 47% who support for her, with a 4.5% margin of error.The race is tighter than anyone was expecting when Demings first announced her candidacy in June 2021.

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