Florida House Speaker's Controversial Immigration Ad Spurs Debate With Mayor Running For Governor - NBC 6 South Florida

Florida House Speaker's Controversial Immigration Ad Spurs Debate With Mayor Running For Governor

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    Controversy Over Political Ad on Sanctuary Cities

    NBC 6's Amanda Plasencia reports on Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran's recent ad targeting sanctuary cities.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Richard Corcoran and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum scheduled the debate after the candidates had a testy exchange on Twitter.

    • The House has passed a bill banning sanctuary city policies in Florida and creating penalties for local officials who don't cooperate.

    • Former Miami Beach Mayor and Gov. candidate Philip Levine's new ad shows a clip of the Corcoran ad and calls it a message of hate.

    A Republican who is expected to run for governor is going to debate a Democratic candidate about immigration policy.

    Tuesday night's debate between Republican House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was scheduled after the candidates had a testy exchange on Twitter over an ad Corcoran aired calling for an end to so-called "sanctuary cities."

    The House has passed a bill banning sanctuary city policies in Florida and creating penalties for local officials who don't cooperate with federal authorities on immigration enforcement.

    Corcoran's ad depicts a Hispanic-looking man in a hoodie shooting a white woman.

    Another Democrat running for governor began running an ad Monday that's also critical of Corcoran's ad. Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine's ad shows a clip of the Corcoran ad and calls it a message of hate.

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