Business interests back Kat Cammack for CD 3

Kat Cammack
She landed endorsements from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and NFIB.

Republican congressional candidate Kat Cammack touted a pair of endorsements from major business groups on Tuesday.

The nods came in from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business. Cammack’s campaign notes the Chamber represents more than 3 million business interests.

“In difficult times, we are reminded of the importance of having leaders that understand the genius of the American system of government and free enterprise and who are willing to tackle the hard problems that confront our nation,” said U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue.

“As our nation faces many challenges and is collectively working to not just reopen our economy but return to growth and expanded opportunities for all Americans, we need leaders like Kat Cammack. She has a proven track record of leading responsibly and standing up for good policies. The U.S. Chamber is proud to endorse Kat and looks forward to partnering with her in the future.”

Cammack responded, “I am honored to have the support of these two organizations with such strong focuses on promoting job growth and a strong America. The COVID-19 crisis has made it abundantly clear that all American businesses are essential to our economy. As a small business owner, I understand the importance of decreasing regulations and advancing economic opportunity across our country. I look forward to working with them on behalf of Florida’s families on Capitol Hill.”

Two months ago, Cammack emerged from the most crowded congressional primary in the state, earning about a quarter of the vote and the GOP nomination to succeed U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, who is retiring after four terms in office.

Cammack is going head-to-head against Democratic nominee Adam Christensen in the General Election.

While Christensen has been noting enthusiasm and heralding voter contact numbers, the district’s partisan lean makes for tough sledding.

Yoho won the district with nearly two-thirds of the vote in his first two outings, and though 2016 and 2018 were closer, he still posted double-digit victories. The Cook Political Report rates the district as “Solid R,” as does FiveThirtyEight which gives Cammack a 99% chance to win.

CD 3 covers Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Putnam and Union counties as well as part of Marion.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


2 comments

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    It is in the name Christensen! Democrats are going to protect coverage for pre existing conditions! Gun toten Kay does not give rats ass about you! Hers got the gun fever not any respect for the common good including coverage for pre existing conditions! Vote Democrat up and down ballot !

  • Harriet BRINKER

    October 12, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    There are reports that actually Ted Yoho wrote comments not long ago that he “FIRED Kat from the White House and listed reasons in support. Son also announced this information at a meeting held on face book as well. It is no secret in the community folks. I recall Kat calling supporters of her opponents “Chicken shit” not nice folks were saying. In order to work in government I would think one would need back ground checks including criminal, supposed to be checked. I now recall the son of Yaho reported that she does not get along with staff so I suppose he would know. If you people are at all concerned I do not live in her district just go to network and put in her name and information will come up as I am told. Good luck. Just to show you how people who support others in positions of trust don’t always check out the person they are supporting. Just saying.

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