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ICYMI: IN NEW AD, SUNCOAST RESIDENTS CRITICIZE VERN BUCHANAN FOR YACHT PURCHASE ON SAME DAY HE VOTED HIMSELF A TAX BREAK

ICYMI: IN NEW AD, SUNCOAST RESIDENTS CRITICIZE VERN BUCHANAN FOR YACHT PURCHASE ON SAME DAY HE VOTED HIMSELF A TAX BREAK

We wanted to be sure you saw the new Change Now ad featuring Vern Buchanan’s constituents criticizing him for his yacht purchase on the same day he gave himself a $2 million tax break. More info below.

 

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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NEW AD: Vern Buchanan’s Constituents Call Him Out for Multimillion Dollar Yacht Purchase the Same Day He Voted To Cut His Own Taxes

FLORIDA — Today, Change Now released a new ad calling out Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16) for purchasing a multimillion dollar yacht the same day as voting in favor of a tax law that overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy individuals, including himself, at the expense of working families.

“When Vern Buchanan helped write the new tax law, he knew it would be a windfall for himself and he celebrated by buying a brand new $5 million yacht just hours after voting for it,” said Change Now spokesperson Ben Wexler-Waite. “Vern Buchanan is everything that is wrong with Washington.”

The new ad, “Tablet”, features Congressman Buchanan’s constituents reacting to his yacht purchase. The ad is part of a six-figure campaign which will begin airing in the Tampa media market today.

The TV ad can be viewed here and a transcript is included below.

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Narrator: Vern Buchanan helped write the new tax law that benefited himself.  Then, he bought a five million dollar yacht. Let’s see what people think.

TV CLIP: “The Congressman bought the nearly five million dollar yacht just hours after that bill passed.”

CONSTITUENT: That’s crazy.

CONSTITUENT: Five million dollars.

CONSTITUENT: Ya know. I don’t get a big break so I can buy a yacht.

CONSTITUENT: Most of us are going to wind up paying higher taxes.

CONSTITUENT: My taxes are going to pay for this man’s yacht.

CONSTITUENT: I just know it’s a bad deal.

NARRATOR: You pay more, Vern Buchanan gets a new yacht. Tell him what you think.

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