Miami State Senator. At Annette Taddeo’s The opening salvo for Florida’s 27th congressional district was strong, according to his campaign shared Monday.
At Taddeo country said that in just 24 days of running for Congress, he had raised more than $460,000 in contributions. Her campaign said strong financial results, coupled with a pair of encouraging internal polls, should make her the presumptive Democratic frontrunner in the race.
“Miami voters are ready for change and they are ready for Annette Taddeo,” said Jennifer Khosla, chief financial officer of Taddeo, in a press release. “If our first 24 days are any indication, we will have the resources to take our message to every corner of this district and overthrow this siege in November.”
Taddeo’s earnings last month represent brand new donations. None of the funds she raised during her run for governor, which she canceled June 6is legally transferable to his federal account or usable in the race for CD 27.
“All dollars on the federal side are brand new dollars,” said Nick Merlinohis campaign manager.
Merlino told Florida Politics that what’s left of the more than $925,000 Taddeo raised while running for governor will be offered to donors for reimbursement or donation. The party given to his state political committee, Fight in Floridacan stay there.
Taddeo is running to unseat the incumbent Republican United States Representative. Maria Elvira Salazar. But she must first win an Aug. 23 primary against the Miami City Commissioner. Ken Russell and basic candidate Angel Montalvo.
Two polls of her campaign released late last month indicate she will enjoy strong support from likely voters. The first, based in Sarasota SEA survey and strategic designfound this Taddeo enjoyed a 36 percentage point advantage against Russell and a 50 percentage point lead over Montalvo before voters know more about each candidate.
After reading “positive biographical statements” about the candidates, the share of undecided Democratic voters fell from 33% to 8%, with all but 5% of newly decided voters siding with Taddeo in the contest.
Another poll conducted by SEA in May showed Taddeo virtually tied with Salazar, with the incumbent leading her 47% to 45%, well within the five-point margin of error.
Taddeo has also won the support of his party at the national level. On June 14, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced that he had added her to his Red to blue programwhich “provides top candidates with organizational and fundraising support to help them continue to run strong campaigns”.
In his initial list of candidates Released in March, the group said the “highly competitive” program is reserved for Democrats who achieve “significant benchmarks related to overall campaign infrastructure, fundraising and on-the-ground engagement.”
For its part, Russell’s campaign in May released its own internal poll which showed he and Salazar were tied for the CD 27 seat. These figures came before Taddeo entered the race.
CD 27 covers much of Miami-Dade County, including the municipalities of Miami, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Key Biscayne, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, North Bay Village, South Miami, West Miami, and unincorporated neighborhoods. company of Coral Terrace, Fisher Island, Glenvar Heights, Kendall, Olympia Heights, Richmond Heights, Sunset, The Crossings, Three Lakes, Westchester and Westwood Lakes.
Neighborhood analysisas redesigned by Gov. Ron DeSantis administration, show it is safer than before for Republicans, but remains Florida’s most tightly divided congressional district.
It’s also 74% Hispanic, the highest percentage for the voting-age population anywhere in the state.
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