Val Demings will face Marco Rubio in 2022


Democratic Democrat Val Demings has officially announced his opposition to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022, and said on Twitter that he is running for office “because I’m not tired of serving Florida and I’m on the right track.”

The news was widely expected, with the Demings adviser announcing his candidacy in June.

Demings, who was Orlando’s first black female police chief and on President Joe Biden’s shortlist of potential partners in 2020, is seen by some Democrats as a strong contender in a race where Democrats could play a key role in controlling the Senate. ‘is growing. now divided equally between the parties.

Demings, 64, was first elected to Congress in 2016. He played a key role as one of the impeachment managers in the U.S. House of Representatives in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial.

Demings can’t be left alone among Democrats in the race. Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell and former U.S. Democrat Alan Grayson are both trying to sit like Tampa Cuban activist Al Fox.

Rubio, a two-term Republican from Miami who is the state’s senior senator, deserves the title and is expected to be a huge contender to win a third term.

Rubio’s campaign manager Mark Morgan said in a statement on Wednesday that “Marco’s difference with Val Demings could not be greater because he has not recorded any results in Florida.” Morgan’s statement said he tried to link Demings to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and voted “almost 100 percent” with Demings Pelosi.

This is urgent news and will be updated.

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