A message from our Chair, Teresa Jenkins

Charlotte County Democrats congratulate Reps. Val Demings and Charlie Crist for their Primary wins!

During her campaign, Rep. Demings pointed to Sen. Marco Rubio’s track record of voting “no” on virtually every Democratic initiative, even the bipartisan infrastructure bill that will pour millions into the state.

Rubio voted not only against the bipartisan gun legislation but also against the American Rescue Plan, which would have helped keep first responders on the job. Rubio also voted against a bipartisan commission to investigate January 6. Whatever happened to ‘protecting the blue?’

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ overreach should alarm anyone who believes in a fair and free democracy. First businesses, then teachers, and now public servants are being punished if they disagree with or speak out against him.

Rep. Crist will restore civility to our politics. He’ll tackle Florida’s affordable housing crisis and protect our freedoms, while DeSantis believes politicians should mandate medical decisions for women and families.

I would also like to commend Commissioner Nikki Fried for running a principled and competitive campaign.

The November election will be decided by voters. It will matter how motivated they are, how organized they are, and how determined they are. This is where you come in. Democrats can’t win in November without you. Please consider volunteering  or making a financial contribution  to your local Democratic Party.

These Primary wins are a step forward to making Florida a true free state—for everyone. And now our work begins to elect these and other Democrats this November.

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