Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has earned the endorsement of another elected official ahead of her Aug. 28 Democratic primary matchup with former naval officer Demetries Grimes.
State Rep. Javier Fernandez, who represents House District 114, says he’s supporting Mucarsel-Powell’s bid to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.
“Debbie is exactly the kind of representative South Florida needs: Someone committed to ending gun violence and standing up for immigrants,” Fernandez said.
“Every American deserves to have their voice heard in Washington, and I’m proud to support Debbie on her bid to become the voice of Florida’s 26th district.”
“I’m honored to have Javier Fernandez’s support as we take the fight for gun control to Congress,” Mucarsel-Powell said of the endorsement.
“Voters in our community know that Congressman Curbelo is only looking to serve himself and his Republican donors in Washington. It’s quite simple: South Florida deserves better.”
The news comes on the heels of a solid fundraising period for Mucarsel-Powell, where she actually topped Curbelo’s haul. Curbelo is also facing a primary challenge of his own, as Souraya Faas is contesting the GOP nomination.