ICYMI: A “Good Week” for Florida Democrats
On Tuesday Florida Democrats saw the largest vote share for any Democrat in the state in over a decade with the victory of Senator-elect Lori Berman in the SD 31 Special Election. Following her victory, Congressman Dennis Ross announced his retirement from Congress, giving Democrats new hope to win another open congressional seat, while a new poll shows Senator Bill Nelson with a six-point lead over Rick Scott.
“Senator Lori Berman’s victory solidifies that the “Blue Wave” is real, and Dennis Ross’ retirement shows that the Florida GOP knows it,” said FDP Spokeswoman Caroline Rowland.
“This is a movement, and we continue to see that, not just in our special election wins, but on the ground, in every corner of our state – from marches, to town halls, to voter registration drives – it’s clear that Democrats are motivated and fired up, and ready to make change happen.”
Orlando Weekly, 4, 11, 2018, Democrat Lori Berman cruises to win in Florida Senate election
@mcimaps: “Lori Berman has secured 75% of the vote in Florida’s SD31. This is the highest share for any Democrat in at least the last decade. A 13 point improvement over Clinton. #flapol #sayfie”
USA Today, 4, 11, 2018, On day Speaker Paul Ryan announces his retirement, Florida’s Dennis Ross says goodbye too
Florida Politics, 4, 12, 2018, Already a comeback: Poll shows Bill Nelson leading Rick Scott by six points