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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.
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., led the letter, getting almost 20 members of the U.S. House to sign it including U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla.
The two flipped seats in South Florida mark a major victory for the GOP, and the party made real inroads in the 2020 elections in heavily blue South Florida.
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.
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.
With 63 percent of the vote in, Gimenez had more than 60 percent of the vote. Former Metro-Dade Firefighters Union President Omar Blanco stood at 39.5 percent.
Noting that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is playing down talk of impeachment, the NRCC launched a digital ad on Friday targeting Florida Democrat U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist, Stephanie Murphy, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala on Friday, trying to smoke them out on the matter.
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