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DLCC Announces Florida Spotlight Candidates

Press Releases

WASHINGTON — Floridians will head to the polls in a month and a half, and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is rolling out its slate of Spotlight candidates in the state. Democrats fielded more candidates than Republicans, an unmistakable sign of momentum, and are within striking distance of majorities in both chambers after flipping eight seats since Trump’s election. 

“We’re going on offense across the country, and Florida is no exception,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “Floridians are tired of extremist one-party rule in Tallahassee, and I’m so proud of the incredible group of challengers who have stepped up to hold the GOP accountable. Governor DeSantis had one of the worst coronavirus responses in the nation, and it’s time to elect a legislature that’s serious about tackling the issues we face.”

Under the leadership of Governor DeSantis, Florida infamously opened too quickly, leading to a massive spike in coronavirus cases that overwhelmed hospitals. Making matters worse, Republicans still refused to pass Medicaid expansion, denying affordable coverage to nearly a million Floridians.

The Florida Spotlight candidates include fourteen House candidates and four Senate candidates: 

The DLCC is the sole Democratic organization dedicated to winning state legislative seats. Since Trump’s election, the DLCC and state Democrats have flipped more than 450 seats and 10 legislative chambers from red to blue.