Tag Archives: Val Demings

POLL: Rubio +2 Over Demings, DeSantis +7 Over Crist

Civiqs Polling reports: Republican Marco Rubio leads Democrat Val Demings 49% to 47% in the race for U.S. Senate in Florida. Rubio is viewed favorably by 41% of Florida likely voters, and unfavorably by 51%. Demings has a similar 40% favorable rating, with 47% unfavorable and 13% who are still unsure about her. In the race for Governor of Florida, …

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Biden To Rally For Florida Democrats In Orlando

Click Orlando reports: President Joe Biden on Tuesday, Sept. 27, will be in Orlando to attend a Democratic National Committee rally, according to a news release from the White House. It will mark Biden’s second trip to the state as president. He previously visited to tour the site of the Surfside Condo collapse. Rep. Val Demings (D) is running against …

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POLL: Rubio +2 Over Demings, DeSantis +3 Over Crist

Florida Politics reports: A new poll shows Sen. Marco Rubio is under the critical 50% mark with Florida voters. The survey results, conducted for AARP Florida by two top pollsters, reveal the Republican Senator with a slim lead, winning 49% support among likely voters to Democrat Val Demings’ 47%. That puts the race well within the poll’s 4.4% margin of …

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POLL: DeSantis +3 Over Crist, Rubio +1 Over Demings

Florida Politics reports: Fresh polling shows Gov. Ron DeSantis with only a 3-percentage-point lead over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. Progress Florida and Florida Watch published polling modeled on a Republican-leaning Midterm electorate and found DeSantis leading with 48% to Crist’s 45%. That closely matches findings for a generic ballot test showing 48% of voters feel inclined to vote Republican in …

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Rubio Only +3 Over Demings In Florida US Senate Poll

Florida Politics reports: A new poll shows Florida’s U.S. Senate contest tied within the margin of error and Democrat Val Demings winning independents. Impact Research released polling that showed Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio winning 49% of the vote, while Demings, an Orlando Congresswoman, takes 46% of the vote. That puts the candidates within the poll’s 3.5 percentage point …

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Val Demings +4 Over Marco Rubio In New Senate Poll

The Hill reports: Rep. Val Demings (D) leads Sen. Marco Rubio (R) by 4 percentage points in Florida’s Senate race, according to a poll released Tuesday. The poll, released by the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab, shows Demings with the support of 48 percent of surveyed registered voters who said they would vote in the midterms. Rubio, …

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Senate Poll Shows Demings And Rubio In Dead Heat

Florida Politics reports: Numbers from Progress Florida and Florida Watch show Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic challenger Val Demings tied, each with 45% support from those polled. Demings holds even with Rubio in the polling despite remaining an unknown quantity to more than a third of Florida voters. Gauging the favorability of both candidates, pollsters from The Hub found 36% …

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Demings Raises Record $13M In Bid To Unseat Rubio

The Hill reports: Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) raked in more than $10 million in the first three months of 2022 for her bid against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), her campaign announced on Wednesday. The staggering eight-figure haul leaves her with more than $13.1 million in cash on hand – the largest war chest ever for a U.S. Senate challenger in …

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POLL: Rubio +7 Over Dem Challenger Val Demings

Florida Politics reports: Republican Sen. Marco Rubio holds a 7-point lead over Rep. Val Demings, the presumed Democratic frontrunner hoping to take him on in the November General Election. That’s according to a new Mason-Dixon Florida poll. Rubio holds a 49% to 42% advantage over Demings among registered voters in the new survey.  The findings don’t offer entirely good news …

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Val Demings Formally Launches Bid To Unseat Rubio

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Saying she’s ready for a “tough fight,” Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings of Orlando officially launched Wednesday her campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio next year. “I know how to get through tough times, and I think we would all agree that we’re in some really tough, unusual times right now,” Demings told the …

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Rep. Val Demings Expected To Challenge Marco Rubio

Politico reports: Florida Rep. Val Demings is planning to run for the U.S. Senate, rather than governor, providing Democrats with a big-name candidate to take on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio next year. For months, Demings mulled which statewide office to pursue, but decided she could do the most good by taking on the two-term senator, according to several Democrats familiar …

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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. …

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Dem Rep. Val Demings Has Wild Shouting Match With Jim Jordan Over Hate Crime Bill: “Did I Strike A Nerve?”

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) was midway through an impassioned speech on Tuesday accusing Republicans of using police officers as “pawns” in their efforts to amend a hate-crime bill when Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) interrupted to object. “I have the floor, Mr. Jordan,” Demings exclaimed, banging her open palm on the table. “Did I strike a nerve?” …

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Demings: Don’t Expect Trump To “Show Compassion”

The Hill reports: Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) said Sunday that the killing of George Floyd was an indicator that law enforcement agencies nationwide should conduct internal reviews and “come out better than before.” “I do believe we are long overdue for every law enforcement agency in our nation to review itself and come out better than before,” Demings, who previously …

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Cop Turned Dem Rep: What The Hell Are Police Doing?

Rep. Val Demings writes for the Washington Post: As a former woman in blue, let me begin with my brothers and sisters in blue: What in the hell are you doing? I joined the Orlando Police Department when I was 26 years old — a young black woman, fresh out of an early career in social work. We all know …

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