FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dana Loncar
October 31, 2018
Truth Test: Attack Ad on Miller is False
Ad Aimed at Helping Stephanie Murphy Discredited
Orlando, FL – Political reporter, Greg Fox, of NBC’s WESH Channel 2 has uncovered false accusations about Mike Miller, candidate for U.S. Congress, featured in an ad aimed to help his opponent, Stephanie Murphy. The ad, currently airing on local stations, is paid for by Nancy Pelosi’s Majority PAC, and is running in the final days before the election.
The story on the ad looks closely at three claims mentioned:
- Was a private golf course updated with your tax dollars? MOSTLY FALSE
- Is Miller a politician and a lobbyist? FALSE
- Miller helps steer taxpayer money to the club for renovations? MOSTLY FALSE
“It is appalling that Nancy Pelosi and her liberal cronies would hurl such false claims to confuse and scare voters,” said Miller Campaign spokeswoman, Dana Loncar. “It is clear she does not believe the Democrats and Stephanie Murphy can win this election on the issues, so they are making up claims to disparage Rep. Miller in this obvious and desperate final attempt.”
Rep. Miller added, “Honesty and integrity matter. Central Floridians demand more of their leaders than this. Now that these ads have been proven false, Stephanie Murphy should demand they be taken down.”
In a previous release, Miller’s campaign outlined the facts:
Rep. Miller worked with the residents of Spring Lake, the city of Orlando, and the Florida Department of Transportation to correct an environmental crisis that plagued this neighborhood for many years and ultimately improved the water quality in Spring Lake and prevented further pollution of the waterway and surrounding areas.
One resident of Spring Lake, Susie Day, said, “I am sad and disturbed to see an ad on television that disparages a hard-working public official, like Mike Miller from doing his job to address a decade long environmental issue. For over 10 years, our neighborhood has been working with the City of Orlando and the Florida DOT to address the runoff of untreated storm water from State Road 441 into Spring Lake and our lake system. Mike Miller simply brought all the parties together to fix this longstanding environmental nightmare,” she continued. “The makers of this ad should be ashamed that they would twist the truth into some kind of political hit job.”