Another member of the Florida Legislature is endorsing Democrat David Richardson is his bid for Florida’s 27th Congressional District.
State Sen. Victor Torres, who represents Senate District 15, became the latest to support Richardson’s efforts for the Democratic nomination; it brings the total number of state lawmakers backing his congressional campaign to 18.
In his announcement of the endorsement, Torres focused working with his colleague to draft universal health care bill.
“This year, State Representative David Richardson and I worked on a Medicare-for-All bill for the State of Florida that we believed would change the lives of millions of Floridians,” Torres said.
“Although the GOP refused to bring the bill to a vote, David has continued his fight by campaigning on Medicare-for-All nationwide. That type of progressive spirit and his history as an effective legislator demonstrate that he will be an effective Congressman for FL-27. As such, I’m proud to endorse his campaign for Congress.”
“I am proud to receive the endorsement of Senator Torres, and I will work every day to take our fight for Medicare-for-All to Washington,” Richardson said in response to the news.
“It is encouraging to see my peers in Tallahassee rally around my progressive campaign for Congress during the Democratic primary. Their endorsements add even more support for the progressive policy platform I’ve campaigned on since day one.”
Richardson is competing for the Democratic nod against Matt Haggman, Michael Hepburn, Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, and Donna Shalala. The winner will get a chance to take the CD 27 seat from Republicans, as current Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced she would not run for re-election after this term.
The CD 27 primary is August 28.