Today, the Executive Office of the Governor signed an executive order setting special elections for House Districts 35 and 118. Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried released a statement in response:
“After dragging his feet for a month, the races for House Districts 35 and 118 are finally on,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “While he has delayed the inevitable and abdicated his responsibilities as governor, Florida Democrats have been planning, preparing, and organizing to take back these seats.
“These are competitive races that we’re going to fight like hell to win — and we’re going to bring that same energy to down-ballot elections all across the state next year, because Floridians deserve representatives in the legislature who give a damn about the issues that matter.”