Demings May Challenge DeSantis Or Rubio In 2022

Politico reports:

Florida Rep. Val Demings said she’s “seriously considering” a statewide bid against Sen. Marco Rubio or Gov. Ron DeSantis, boosting Democratic hopes in a battleground state that’s growing increasingly red.

“I’ve received so many calls and texts and emails, and have been stopped when I’m out and about by people who are asking me that very same question. Matter of fact, they think I should run for statewide office and maybe challenge the governor, or challenge Sen. Rubio next year,” she told POLITICO Thursday.

“I’m seriously considering a statewide run. And we’ll see what happens.” Though Demings didn’t mention DeSantis by name, those familiar with her thinking say she has been increasingly disturbed with his hard-right style of governance, including an anti-protest bill he recently signed into law.

Read the full article. Demings, you may recall, was once thought to be on Biden’s shortlist of potential running mates. She is Orlando’s former police chief and her husband, the mayor of Orange County, has repeatedly clashed with DeSantis.