Bernie says I'm "incredible"
Senator Bernie Sanders just said I'm incredible and endorsed our campaign for FL House 106. OK, me and 8 other Florida Candidates : ) but WOW, endorsed by America's most popular politician! How did that happen?!
Well, Bernie said get involved, run for office - so I did. But in between ...
The last time I saw Senator Sanders was in Philadelphia on the last day of his 2016 Presidential Campaign - I was so shocked to meet him I was tongue-tied and always regretted that I didn't tell him what an inspiration he was, all I could choke out was a simple thank you.
Well, I got the chance last Friday in Orlando at the Gillum/Sanders Rally to tell Bernie that I had gone from an unaffiliated voter in 2015 to an active Democrat in 2016 and County State Committeewoman. Then in 2017 I was appointed Vice Chair of the State Party and was a member of the Central Committee and Budget & Finance Committee - to a candidate for FL House in the 2018 general election....and it was ALL his fault! I got a sweet laugh and one of his famous hugs!
That for me would have been enough - but as a first-time candidate to be ENDORSED by the person you admire most politically, with only 8 other Florida candidates in the 3rd largest state, is ... well, somebody pinch me!
I have a challenging race in red SWFL against a Koch funded / 93% NRA rated opponent who epitomizes far right conservative attitudes and votes with special interests whenever he gets the chance. But it's been amazing and exciting to talk to voters; bring them hope for a better future and stand for something big - America!
If you can, I'd appreciate your help to flip this seat BLUE in November ... $27 would do it!