Orlando Rep. Val Demings is Running for the U.S. Senate
It’s official: Orlando Rep. Val Demings is running for the U.S. Senate.
She will take on incumbent U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.
Demings launched her campaign today with an online video.
“I’m running for the United States Senate because of two simple words: Never tire.”
I’m running for U.S. Senate because I will never tire of standing up for what is right. Never tire of serving Florida. Never tire of doing good.
— Val Demings (@valdemings) June 9, 2021
Rubio responded with his own video, accusing Demings of being a socialist.
“Look, I’ve always known my opponent for the Senate was gonna be a far-left liberal Democrat. Today we just figured out which one of them Chuck Schumer picked. I’m looking forward to this campaign because it’s gonna offer the people of Florida a very clear difference. “
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 9, 2021
Demings gained national recognition as a House prosecutor in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial.
She had previously been considering a run for governor in Florida.
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