Rubio, Murphy Head to Showdown


whitehouseSeven new members of Congress were effectively elected Tuesday night. Due to the demographics of the districts, the following nominees are expected to be elected in November:

FL – 1, Republican Matt Gaetz, attorney and State Representative from Fort Walton Beach

FL – 2, Republican Neal Dunn, physician from Panama City

FL – 4, Republican John Rutherford,  Sheriff of Duval County

FL – 5, Democrat Al Lawson, businessman and former State Senator

FL – 9, Democrat Darren Soto, attorney and State Senator

FL – 10, Democrat Val Demings, Chief of Orlando Police Department

FL – 19, Republican Francis Rooney, businessman and former Ambassador to the Holy See

The races to watch include FL-18 where Army veteran Brian Mast faces off against businessman Randy Perkins, Congressman Carlos Curbelo has a rematch against the opponent he ousted in 2014, former Congressman Joe Garcia in FL-26, the surprisingly competitive race between Congressman David Jolly and former Governor Charlie Crist in FL-13, and the big showdown between Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Patrick Murphy for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat.

Thank you to all the members who vote to support candidates who will go to Washington and do the right thing for Florida’s farmers and ranchers.