Nikki Fried apologizes after Women’s March slams ‘racially insensitive’ ad

Gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried took fire for using an image of a Women’s March Florida leader in advertising without permission. She’s now apologized and pulled the “racially insensitive ad.”

Fried ran digital ads starting last week that pictured Democratic Primary opponent Charlie Crist holding a set of chains on the Florida Senate floor. The ad ran side-by-side with an image of Fried next to Women’s March Florida President Cortés Marià Lewis James.

In one version of the ad, the words “’Chain Gang’ Charlie” appear with Crist’s photo, while Fried’s photo is captioned “Our Justice Champion.”

But Lewis James never consented to

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