Miami brewmeister Jose Mallea, Miami Republican with close ties to the Bush dynasty, released a Spanish-language radio ad Monday featuring former Gov. Jeb Bush.
Mallea, who’s facing off against lawyer Daniel Perez in a heated GOP special primary election to replace state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, worked as a campaign aide for Bush and for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, another Hispanic South Florida home boy whose connection Mallea has tried to capitalize on.
In a press release from his campaign Monday, Mallea touted his support from former governor, who backed Mallea early on in the battle for District 116.
“Governor Bush is one of Florida’s greatest leaders, and I am honored to have him behind our campaign,” said Mallea. “I plan to keep working hard in the home stretch of this primary to make sure District 116 has a representative in Tallahassee who will work hard for conservative policies that will improve education and increase opportunity for everyone.”
Here’s the translation of the ad:
“This is Jose Mallea asking for your support for the special election on July 25th.
I am asking that you don’t believe the lies from the low campaign my opponent is running.
Our district deserves better! Less taxes and more opportunity.
This is why former Governor Jeb Bush is supporting me in my campaign for State Representative.
“Hello, this is Jeb Bush. Jose Mallea is a trusted friend that’s going to defend us. Jose will use his Republican values to work for you in the Florida Legislature.
That’s why I am asking you to vote for Jose on July 25th.“