Democratic U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee of California will campaign for Democrat Stephanie Murphy in Sanford for Florida’s 7th Congressional District campaign.
Murphy, of Winter Park, is taking on Republican U.S. Rep. John Mica, a 12-term incumbent, in a race that national Democrats are targeting. Lee’s appearance, set for a meet-and-greet in downtown Sanford Tuesday afternoon, is another indication the Democrats are calling out some of their stars for the race, which Murphy joined only a month ago.
Lee, who is a nine-term congresswoman from the Oakland area, is a leader in both the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. She’s also senior Democratic whip in the House. She follows U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who appeared with Murphy last week.
The two will be appearing at Sanford’s 1st Street Lounge, starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Murphy is an executive at Sungate Capital in Winter Park and a business instructor at Rollins College.