Why a Dem dream candidate can't touch Rubio in Florida

Yet as a sign of how gloomy Florida looks for Democrats, neither the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee nor a Super PAC that backs Senate Democrats has reserved any ad time in the state. Demings may not get any measurable help in a state that may be slipping away from her party…

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Demings has started to hammer Rubio over gun control and abortion in an effort to turn the tide in a race where polls have shown her trailing the two-term Republican. She has spent time in recent campaign stops highlighting Rubio’s opposition to abortion after the disclosure of the Supreme Court’s initial draft opinion overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision…

Fernand Amandi, a Democratic pollster in South Florida, said he wasn’t sure that the two issues have the “potency” needed to jolt the race.

“To just talk about the abortion issue and gun control feels like already plotted ground,” Amandi said. “The best bet is for Val Demings and Democrats to put in the candy-coated shell of Republican extremism. Republicans are becoming radicalized extremists and taking positions far outside the American mainstream.”

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