Tag Archives: Val Demings

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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