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The GOP lost the seat to former state Sen. Geri Thompson who returned to the Florida House with her win last year.
Wells, who is from Green Grove Springs, launched her bid for the Republican nomination on Monday.
Crossing the state, Klobuchar met with state House Democrats in Tallahassee and with members of the Venezuelan community in South Florida. During her trip, Klobuchar attempted to portray herself as a uniter who can take President Donald Trump down in the general election.
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., the chairwoman of the DCCC, launched the “March Forward” program on Thursday which starts, which the DCCC defined as an “aggressive, multi-million dollar effort to defend and expand the new Democratic majority.”
The rest of the field lags in low single digits.
Last week, the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics released its first “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” looking at the 2020 presidential race. Their first analysis shows President Donald Trump is ahead in Florida even if the race starts as a tossup.
Thompson held a town hall at Windermere High School on Wednesday night to discuss what she sees as many problems with Florida’s elections.
Ayala made national headlines shortly after taking office in 2016 when she revealed she would not seek the death penalty for accused cop killer Markeith Loyd who was wanted for the murder of his girlfriend Sade Dixon when he allegedly gunned down Orlando police officer Debra Clayton when she tried to detain him outside an Orlando Wal-Mart.. Ayala got more than $1million in help in the last election from George Soros, a staunch death penalty opponent.
According to the Florida Department of State, the voter turnout in 2018 for younger voters was up by 15 percent compared to 2014. Voters under 30 moved from 22 percent to 37 percent over those four years.
“This time last year, I shared my belief that handing over a majority to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer would be one of the worst possible scenarios for the future of our country,” Rubio noted on Wednesday. “In the wake of the partial government shutdown, I'm afraid I was right. Democrats have controlled the House majority for less than a month, and their only accomplishments have been gridlock and hyper partisanship.
While the presidential election will be the political main event come 2020, there will be plenty of congressional races on the undercard as Republicans hope to win back control of the U.S. House which they lost to the Democrats in November.
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