Margaret Good, who is trying to unseat Republican Vern Buchanan in Florida’s CD 16, appeared Wednesday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
She appeared with two other Democratic women congressional candidates – Hillary Scholten of Michigan and Dr. Christina Finello of Pennsylvania to speak on the state of their respective races.
“Our polling has us statistically tied with our opponent,” Good said. “We are working hard to flip this seat and bring accountability to Washington.”
Other polling has not been so optimistic for the challenger. A poll released two days ago by Data Targeting had Buchanan ahead 52%-37% with 9% undecided.
“People want to live in a healthy and in a safe, a civil society, and unfortunately that’s not where we are right now. People are sick, they’re financially insecure. They can’t look to the government because Trump is not taking this virus seriously,” Good said.
“Our current congressman, my opponent Vern Buchanan, has been named one of the most corrupt members of Congress five times. He is in lockstep with President (Donald) Trump. He voted to gut healthcare, to cut Medicare, to allow insurance companies to drop people with pre-existing conditions. We deserve so much better.”
Good said she believes health care is driving support her way.
“The seniors in this district, they aren’t having it. They have seen their friends get sick. They fear their own health, and they’re scared and isolated. And this is a district that is one of the oldest districts in the country. And that’s why we have seen this shift in voting,” she said.
“This is Trump’s path to re-election to the White House. If we stop him in Florida, we stop this chaos. We bring normalcy and decency back to this country.”