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President Barack Obama Endorses 13 Democratic Candidates for the Florida Legislature

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In recognition of the importance that state legislatures have in our political process, President Barack Obama has endorsed 13 Democratic candidates for the State House and Senate in Florida. Following eight years of historic progress for our nation, President Obama knows we must have dedicated legislators at every level of government committed to continuing to build on the gains made during his time in office. This means electing people who are dedicated to making our country stronger, fairer, safer, and cleaner for generations to come.

“I am honored that President Obama has endorsed these great Florida Democrats running for the State Senate,” proclaimed Senate Democratic Leader Designate Oscar Braynon. “No state is more important in this election than Florida and President Obama’s support reflects his continued commitment to advocating for Democratic principles at all levels of government. Real change begins at the local level and our candidates reflect the leadership we need to keep our state moving forward.” 

“I could not be more proud that President Obama has chosen to endorse these fantastic candidates for the State House,” stated House Democratic Leader Designate Janet Cruz. “Our candidates are running strong campaigns built on our shared Democratic values in order to continue the incredible progress we have made under President Obama’s leadership. With the President’s support, we’re going to win these races and make sure Florida stays blue this November.” 

Endorsed Candidates:

Senate District 8: Rod Smith

Senate District 13: Linda Stewart 

Senate District 18: Bob Buesing

Senate District 37: Jose Javier Rodriguez

Senate District 39: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell 

House District 47: Beth Tuura 

House District 59: Rena Frazier

House District 63: Lisa Montelione 

House District 68: Ben Diamond 

House District 103: Ivette Gonzalez Petkovich 

House District 112: Nick Duran 

House District 114: Daisy Baez 

House District 118: Robert Asencio