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Carlos Gimenez Gets a Boost as He Challenges Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in South Florida

Florida Politics reported earlier this week that Mucarsel-Powell told volunteers she expects to be in “one of the toughest” races come November.

Cook Political Report Lowers Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s Chances for a Second Term

On Friday, David Wasserman released his latest look at U.S. House races in November for the Cook Political Report.

NRCC Designates Three Florida Republicans as ‘Contenders’ to Win Seats in November

U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on Wednesday that more than 30 candidates across the nation made the “Contender” tier of its “Young Guns” program.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Announces More Federal Funds for Florida Keys Water Quality Improvements

Last week, from her perch as the vice chairwoman of the U.S. House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will send an...

NRCC Showcases Two More GOP Congressional Candidates in Florida

At the end of last week, U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced the latest round of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) candidates included in the “On the Radar” level of its “Young Guns” program. 

Carlos Gimenez Launches Bid Against Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Gimenez entering the race is a major coup for the GOP which was looking for a high profile candidate to challenge Mucarsel-Powell. Back in 2018, Mucarsel-Powell edged U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla. While there had been buzz that he could seek a rematch, Curbelo closed the door to that possibility.

South Florida Congresswoman Named to Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Leadership Post

Last week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., was appointed vice chair of House Democrats’ Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Besides being a survivor of gun violence herself, Mucarsel-Powell lost her father to gun violence.

Carlos Lopez-Cantera Backs GOP Candidate to Challenge Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Lopez-Cantera, who served as majority leader in the state House and as Miami Dade property appraiser before serving as Gov. Rick Scott’s understudy, announced on Wednesday that he was backing Vilarino for the Republican nomination.

NRCC Adds Three Florida Republicans to Young Guns Program as GOP Looks to Win...

On Friday, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) added three challengers from Florida to its “Young Guns” program as the GOP looks to win back the U.S. House in 2020.
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So Far, 2020 Will Feature a Handful of Competitive Congressional Races in Florida

A year until the primaries and less than 15 months until the 2020 elections, it looks like Florida won’t see many tight congressional races.

Even as Carlos Curbelo Passes on Rematch, NRCC Takes Aim at Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Noting that Mucarsel-Powell accepted a donation from billionaire Tom Steyer, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination and a leading advocate for impeaching President Donald Trump, the NRCC took aim at the freshman Democrat on Thursday.
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Ilhan Omar Becomes an Issue in South Florida Congressional Race

Omar has drawn fire in recent weeks for anti-Semitic comments and for recent comments about the Maduro regime in Venezuela.
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