Democratic former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is joining Democratic congressional candidate Lauren Baer Monday, likely for the announcement of his endorsement of her for the Florida’s 18th Congressional District seat he once held.
An endorsement would be a push against fellow Democratic candidate Pam Keith, Murphy’s former opponent in a previous race, who’s been running an outsiders’ campaign for the CD 18 nomination anyway. Baer has set the announcement for 10 a.m. Monday at her campaign headquarters in Jupiter.
They both want a shot at Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, who succeeded Murphy for the seat when Murphy ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 2016.
Keith also ran in that U.S. Senate race, losing in the Democratic primary to Murphy.
Baer, of Palm Beach Gardens, has raised more than $1 million, and has gathered enough signatures to qualify for the ballot in the Treasure Coast district.