Sierra Club, slew of other progressives pile endorsements on Maxwell Frost in CD 10

Maxwell Frost
If endorsers were CD 10 voters, the Democratic Primary would be a landslide.

Democratic congressional candidate Maxwell Alejandro Frost is pulling in yet another bushel of endorsements, this time from the Sierra Club, other progressive groups, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts.

Frost is running for the open seat in Florida’s 10th Congressional District in northern Orange County.

If endorsers made up the CD 10 electorate, the election would be over. The Generation Z progressive organizer has attracted dozens of them in a Democratic Primary Election contest against nine other candidates. A scarce handful of endorsements have been announced for other candidates such as state Sen. Randolph Bracy and civil rights lawyer Natalie Jackson.

Frost’s campaign just announced the backing of Markey, The Sierra Club, Voter Protection Project, Friends of the Earth Action, Progressive Turnout Project, United for Progress Political Action Committee, and Florida Reading Project.

In a news release issued by Frost’s campaign, Markey called Frost “a fearless champion for the Green New Deal, reproductive freedom and gun safety.”

“He has a powerful vision for a just, healthy and livable future that is matched only by his powerful voice for the health and safety of our young people. Maxwell Frost is the progressive, energized leader we need in Congress,” Markey said.

That followed Frost’s announcement a day earlier of endorsements from the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, the Florida Education Association and several other labor unions.

The new CD 10 covers much of northern Orange County. The seat is open because incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings is running for Senate.

Others in the Aug. 23 Democratic Primary: Bracy, Jackson, former U.S. Reps. Corrine Brown and Alan Grayson, Jack Achenbach, financial executive Jeff Boone, the Rev. Terence Gray, businessman Khalid Muneer and teacher Teresa Tachon.

There are several Republicans running as well, including Thuy Lowe, Willie Montague and Calvin Wimbish.

But the new CD 10 should present a pretty solid Democratic lean, based on the past couple of General Elections.

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]


2 comments

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    August 5, 2022 at 4:44 pm

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    • Joe Corsin

      August 7, 2022 at 9:36 am

      ^ Vote RED for idiots like this guy
      Vote RED for racism and incivility
      Vote RED for capitalist schemes and scams
      Vote RED for far right propaganda
      Vote RED stupid religious people
      Vote RED for low wage slavery
      Vote RED for anti-government terrorists

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