State Senator Annette Taddeo (D) continues to amass endorsements as she’s just announced 3 more. This week, the Florida lawmaker was championed by former Florida Rep. Richard Rangel (D), former Pinecrest Vice Mayor James McDonald and Florida Rep. Kevin Chambliss (D), who all endorsed Taddeo as the "perfect candidate" in her gubernatorial run.
In speaking about her qualification to be Governor of Florida, Chambliss expressed that Taddeo “demonstrated she doesn’t just prioritize minority communities during election time, but she has stayed engaged with those same communities in and out of season.” “Her ability to work with the different demographics of her current Senate district and build coalitions across racial lines proves that she is the perfect candidate to lead a state as diverse as Florida.”
Most recently, Taddeo and Chambliss joined forces to introduce legislation that would rename a thoroughfare in the Sunshine State as Harriet Tubman Highway.
While Rangel championed Taddeo, saying that she “embodies what it means to be a strong Democrat and Floridian,” McDonald echoed in his remarks, saying that Taddeo is a “strong advocate for the people.”
“Her track record of being a proponent for the hardworking people of Florida is unparalleled and exactly what this state needs.”
On her journey to challenge Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), Taddeo faces Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) and Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D).
Rep. Crist formerly served as Governor of Florida as a Republican, and Taddeo served as his runningmate in their unsuccessful 2014 gubernatorial run.
Last month, during a phone conversation with the Florida, Taddeo discussed her primary opponents and Governor DeSantis.
“I’m so glad I’m in this race because both parties suck,” she lamented, arguing that “we need to get it together.”
In a press note responding to the endorsements, Taddeo commented that "our coalition is growing and I'm proud to earn the support of these community leaders." "We are building a campaign that is people-centered first, one that will have the power to defeat Gov. Ron DeSantis in November," she added.