Despite primary loss, Kim Daniels says she isn’t finished in politics
Rep. Kim Daniels. Image via Kim Daniels Ministries.

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Daniels took a loss Tuesday, but the Jacksonville Democrat said that's not the end of her political career.

State Rep. Kim Daniels took a loss in her primary Tuesday against challenger Angie Nixon, but the Jacksonville Democrat said that’s not the end of her political career.

“I’m not finished in the political arena,” the two-term lawmaker said on Facebook Tuesday night after her loss. But she’s “tired of struggling with Democrats.”

Daniels, who lost by roughly 20% in a closed Democratic primary, spoke to the difficulties she has had with people in her own party, especially in recent months when she took positions on parental consent for youth abortion and other issues that roiled liberal elements of the caucus.

“I made the statement and I told those in the Democratic Party who had such a problem with me standing for things of righteousness, they had problems with me saying marriage is between a man and a woman, they had problems with me standing for the sanctity of life,” Daniels said.

“I told my haters and my enemies in Tallahassee that if you don’t like me, put someone in the race and let them take the position, and that’s what happened,” she added.

However, there is “life after a loss,” Daniels said.

“The last time I lost my race for the City Council, I ended up in the House of Representatives. Where is God taking me now?”

While God has yet to go on record for this story, there is ample evidence that Republicans may be the ultimate vehicle for Daniels, a socially conservative pastor who has worked across party lines throughout her political career.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce, which backed Daniels in 2020 as previously, has called her the most pro-business Democrat in the Florida Legislature.

Political committees backed by legislative heavyweights in the Republican caucus, including House budget chair Travis Cummings and future House Speaker Paul Renner, likewise backed the incumbent in her intraparty battle.

While 2020 is foreclosed to Daniels, 2022 offers other opportunities, and it appears she will be positioned to pursue them. But perhaps not as a Democrat.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


4 comments

  • Larry Hannan

    August 20, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Surprised God didn’t comment? Did you call his cell or his office?

    • Leslie

      August 20, 2020 at 6:51 pm

      Daniels lost because of her lack of representation and lack of ethics. It had nothing to do with what she claims: her supposed religious beliefs.

      • John McMahon

        August 21, 2020 at 2:25 am

        No I think she lost because she does have ethics and values , two characteristics not found among the repulsive demonkkkrats in this state!😅 LMFAO

        • Marsha

          August 22, 2020 at 10:51 am

          This lady is an absolute joke. Aside from her being a fraud, it amazes me how her stance on marriage is supposed to be between man & woman when she was in a long term relationship with a woman! For years this lady has scammed the church and its members so God did exactly what he was supposed to do remove her! Congrats to her opponent she’s what we deserve.

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