Media Advisors for South Florida Democratic Candidate for Senate, Peter Deutsch, announced a major radio advertising campaign beginning on Black Urban Radio stations today.

Starting today thru the August 31st Primary, the Deutsch campaign will spend $15,000 a week for the next 11 weeks, beginning in many of the major markets in Florida, but NOT for now in the Tampa Bay area. (roll tape#1 o.q."")

Two of Florida's most prominent Black Democrats, Congressman Alcee Hastings and North Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown spoke to reporters state wide today on why they are supporting Deutsch, who trails former USF President Betty Castor in the last major polls taken of the Democratic Senate Primary.

WMNF asked Congressman Hastings why Blacks in the state should support Deutsch over Castor or Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Pinellas (roll tape#2 o.q. "individuals")

Hastings, whose Congressional District straddles Deutsch's in South Florida, says that Deutsch has been with him on the crucial issues that Blacks care about (roll tape# 3 o.q."

And that's why I think he's best")

Some Democrats are fretting over the date of the Primary Election....For the first time, it will be held in August, instead of September. Congresswoman Corrine Brown said that Black participation in the Primary will be enhanced because prominent African-American public officials like herself will be on the ballot that day (roll tape#4 o.q."on the 31st')

In the 60 second ad previewed for reporters, President Clinton's name is invoked. The

Media buyer for the Deutch campaign, Gail Andrews, explained why (roll tape#5

o.q. "and throughout the country")

And the Peter Deutch campaign says that as the August 31st Primary election becomes closer, they'll expand their media campaign for Black voters by advertising in many Black newspapers throughout the state.

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