Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) will run against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) this November in the general election after her victory in the Democrat Senate primary.
Demings had a big lead on Tuesday night. Demings led with 85.4 percent with only 72 percent of the vote in.
Demings has had heated exchanges with Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), who has received support from law enforcement organizations including a plethora of Florida sheriffs, the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA), and Florida Police Benevolent Association throughout the state. It's an amazing irony, considering that Demings worked in law enforcement for more than two decades including as the chief for the Orlando Police Department from 2007 to 2011.
Rubio also targeted Demings in the past when he showed an unsettling contrast with his likely opponent by highlighting his determination to oppose the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This is while Demings focuses on creating TikTok videos, as his campaign explained in a recent ad.
On Tuesday, the RealClearPolitics average of the polls had Rubio outshining Demings by a margin of 5.8 percent.
“Marco Rubio has consistently delivered huge wins for Florida families, working across the aisle to improve the lives of people throughout the state,” Elizabeth Gregory, the communications director for Marco Rubio for Senate, said in her statement after Demings' official victory.
“Meanwhile, Pelosi Puppet Val Demings votes for Joe Biden’s failing agenda 100 percent of the time and would be a rubber stamp for Democrats’ radical agenda in the Senate. Demings is desperately hoping Floridians will look past her record in Washington, but this November, Floridians will remember that while Marco delivers results, Val Demings is just another radical rubber stamp,” she explained.