Shoeless Carl Domino’s TV debutby George Bennett | June 8th, 2010
Amid the saturation advertising by Democratic Senate hopeful Jeff Greene and Republican governor hopeful Rick Scott in recent weeks, we neglected to mention that state Rep. Carl Domino, R-Jupiter, was the first local legislative candidate to make a significant TV buy with this 30-second spot for his state Senate campaign. The ad just finished a two-week run.
Like Greene and Scott, Domino is wealthy and has put significant amounts of his own money into his primary race against state Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale. Unlike the Greene and Scott ads that have aired so far, Domino comes across as a guy who doesn’t take himself too seriously. While impish background music plays throughout, Domino holds up a foam Florida State No. 1 finger, notes that he “married a woman way too good for me” and ends up barefoot in a blue suit in the ocean.