Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Hukill represents parts of Volusia and Brevard Counties and chairs the Senate Education Committee. 
Down in the polls against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., turned to Susie Wiles to chair his campaign for governor. 
Throughout 2018, Florida voters have been telling pollsters that their top issues include healthcare, the economy, immigration and gun control. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows these issues remain important but there a few other concerns at the national issue. 
Earlier this month, the PAC backed Florida Democrat U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Ted Deutch, Stephanie Murphy and Debbie Wasserman Schultz as they run for reelection. 
While the generic ballot favors the Democrats, not all is lost for the Republicans. The same poll shows Republicans are starting to come alive and close the enthusiasm gap that has been favoring the Democrats. In fact, the poll shows it’s almost even.
“The political environment in Florida, overall, is tipping in the Democrats' favor,” insisted Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.
With the Florida gubernatorial contest getting increasingly acrimonious with six weeks to go, both sides launched new attacks ad on Tuesday. 
NFIB’s Florida executive director Bill Herrle, whose group consists of more than 10,000 businesses across the Sunshine State, jabbed Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate, on economic issues. 
Pro-life groups at the state and national levels have thrown their support behind former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla. to be Florida’s next governor. 
Caldwell announced on Monday morning that his efforts have led to more than $1 million since winning the Republican nomination in last month’s primary.