Hillsborough County Democratic Senator. Janet Cruz poses team re-election, with Anna Breedlove As her campaign manager, Cruise announced Tuesday.
Breedlove began her career in politics as the lead organizer of the San Diego County Democratic Party. After the 2016 election, she returned home to Florida and began working on local campaigns, flipping several municipal seats in Gainesville and serving as a chancellor across the state.
“I am excited to welcome Anna to the team as we run a campaign focused on what really matters to residents of Hillsborough County: access to affordable healthcare, safe communities, fully funded public schools, well-paying jobs, and the opportunity for everyone to live their own version of life,” Cruz said in a statement. The American Dream.” “Anna’s extensive field, organizational, and digital experience will serve our campaign as we work to communicate with voters about critical issues facing our communities. I’m proud of the work we’ve done for the people of Hillsboro County – and I’m almost done fighting.”
In 2018, Breedlove served as a field manager for a former actor. Jennifer WebbOn the campaign trail, she flipped the seat from red to blue and elected the first openly LGBT woman to the Florida legislature.
After serving as a legislative assistant for Webb, she became a partner at Statecraft Digital, bringing campaign experience and a background in digital marketing to the focused startup tech. Over the past several years, Breedlove has worked with over 35 candidates, including the elected mayor of Saint Petersburg. Ken Welch.
“I am honored to join the campaign for re-election of one of Hillsborough’s most earnest lawmakers,” Breedlove said in a statement. “Senator Cruz is a hero to Florida families and has assembled a dedicated team that represents her commitment to our community and state.”
In addition to the latest appointment, the Cruz campaign also announced that the incumbent raised $120,605 in December between its campaign account and its political committee, Gulf Building.
Over the course of the 2022 cycle, Cruz has raised $370,094.
“This is a people-led campaign and I am more than honored to start racing for another state as a senator for your state,” Cruz said. “I look forward to continuing the fight in Tallahassee for high-quality education, lower prescription drug costs, and housing affordability.”
More details about the cruise fundraising in December will be available when Financial reports are due on January 10.
While Cruz has yet to face any contender, the tight 2018 race and redistricting mean he will likely be the top target for the future Senate president. Kathleen Basedomo , The Republican of Naples who will support the Republican campaign’s efforts in the Senate in this session.
Cruz narrowly flipped the Senate seat in 2018, defeating the former Republican senator. Dana Young By 411 votes out of the nearly 208,000 votes cast, by a margin of just 0.2 percentage points.
Existing county boundaries give Cruz little advantage. According to book closing reports published before the 2020 election, Democrats make up about 37% of the electorate compared to the 34% share of Republicans. Democrats have 11,459 registered voters, more than Republicans.
The scanty voter registration feature will be tested mid-term that is sure to become a referendum on Joe Biden The US administration, especially if the current tug of war extends on suburban voters until 2022. All indications are for that.