Besides the two South Florida Republicans, the DCCC is targeting 20 other Republicans in the U.S. House.
None of the three Florida Democrats included on the list seem particularly vulnerable but they will be impacted by redistricting and all of them are potential candidates for higher office.
The Sun-Sentinel reported that Mast commented on a post from Rocco LeDonni, who is currently the congressman’s campaign manager, from a 2009 trip to South Africa.
Democrats have tried to press Buchanan in recent election cycles but he has done well. The closest a Democrat came to taking Buchanan down came in 2018 when David Shapiro pulled 45.4 percent while the congressman won with 54.6 percent.
Should we be surprised that U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is out after losing to Lakeland Commissioner Scott Franklin in the Republican primary? I’m much more surprised about what happened on the other side of the aisle where state Rep. Adam Hattersley, D-Riverview, was beaten by former journalist Alan Cohen in the Democratic primary.
The race appears to be getting some attention from Washington as both the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) weighed in on it on Tuesday night.
On Wednesday, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., named two GOP candidates in the Sunshine State to the top level of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) “Young Guns” program.
With the deadline for congressional candidates in Florida to file now in the rearview mirror, both major parties are planning which U.S. House races in the Sunshine State to focus on.