Statement on CD-2 Primary Election
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Following the results of tonight's primary election in which Al Lawson was elected as the Democratic nominee in Congressional District 2, the Florida Democratic Party released the following statements:
STATEMENT FROM FDP CHAIR ROD SMITH:
"I'd like to congratulate Al Lawson on his victory tonight -- Florida Democrats are looking forward to doing all we can to win this race and elect him to Congress. Al is a proven champion for middle class families who will stand up the extremists who are trying to end Medicare as we know it and be a strong voice for the people of north Florida. With Al Lawson as our candidate, this is a seat Democrats can and will win in November."
STATEMENT FROM FDP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SCOTT ARCENEAUX:
"Steve Southerland said he'd change Washington, but all he's done is gone Washington. He's voted in lockstep with Paul Ryan to end Medicare as we know it, slash millions in agriculture funding and give tax breaks to billionaires and millionaires — prioritizing an extreme agenda that does nothing to help businesses create jobs or grow our economy. Florida voters are tired of these broken politics from Republicans like Southerland, and Democrats are committed to running an aggressive campaign to elect Al Lawson."
- This is a traditionally Democratic district, represented by Allen Boyd since 1996, and become more Democratic during redistricting.
- Democrats hold a significant registration advantage in this redrawn district — 54.2-percent to the Republican's 31.7-percent.
- Alex Sink would have received 51-percent of the vote in the district.
- Learn more about Al Lawson at www.Lawson4Congress.com.