Progressive Karen Green Faces Combat Veteran Cory Mills in General Election

Progressive Karen Green Faces Combat Veteran Cory Mills in General Election

Will Republicans Sweep Democrats in Florida?

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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August 31, 2022

When America First Combat Veteran Cory Mills defeated State Rep. Anthony Sabatini in their contentious Republican congressional primary race, Florida Democrats' hopes to face off with the more extremist Sabatini were dashed, and must now contend with a very well-funded and versed Mills, who will soon have the entire weight of the Republican congressional reelection apparatus behind him.

Progressive Dr. Karen Green (pictured with Andrew Gillum), the Vice Chair of the Florida Democratic Party, is the Democrat nominee for Congress in Florida’s 7th District and will face Mills.

Cory Mills
Cory Mills

The congressional district leans Republican (R+7), so it will be a heavy lift for any Democrat to defeat any Republican in this district, but Dr. Green will have a tougher time mounting a viable, winning campaign because of her fundraising deficiencies, not to mention her Progressive leanings that Americans (as a whole) continue to reject.

According to the most recent Federal Elections Commission (FEC) reports, Green’s congressional campaign is -$2992.03, and was only able to raise a total of $27,715.75 throughout the primary season. Of the total amount raised, about $12,000 came via a loan Green gave her campaign.

Karen Green with Hillary Clinton
Karen Green with Hillary Clinton

This kind of amebic fundraising is not going to cut it, and will surely spell out a defeat in November.

Mills has also loaned his campaign money—$1,500,000.

But while Mills has been able to loan himself the cash needed to win, and could easily stroke a check to fund his general election campaign, the New Smyrna Beach resident was able to raise $323, 678.56 outside of the money he lent his campaign.

To date, Mills has $193, 285.61 cash on hand to Green’s -$2,992.03.

There is a high probability that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) will stay out of this race and use its depleted resources on races they stand a chance of retaining or picking up.

Green’s lackluster fundraising does not give donors and the national party the confidence they need to help her effort to defeat Mills, who has already received the support of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and is expected to receive the support of former President Donald Trump.

Green could receive support from Progressive groups and donors from around the country, but regardless of how much money she raises, Mills will be able to easily match it, and the Republican Party, who have high expectations for Mills, will also 

Karen Green with Michelle Obama
Karen Green with Michelle Obama

Being a Progressive

This is Green’s biggest crutch.

As Biden continues to fail, and as Americans continue to blame the administration for the countries woes, the Florida Democratic Party and Green’s campaign will surely continue to suffer.

Green, as we stated, leads Florida Democrats alongside Chairman Manny Diaz, and is a devout Obama supporter, has been endorsed by arguably the most Progressive Democrat law makers in Florida—Reps. Anna Eskamani and Carlos Guillermo Smith.

Mills in stark contrast, has garnered 22 congressional endorsements, including the support of Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Jim Jordan. Green has received one congressional endorsement. Rep. Darren Soto has given his support to Green.

Green’s Progressive bona fides are beyond reproach, and Mills conservative credentials and positions are unquestionable.

Here is a list of her accomplishments, current and past positions within the Democratic Party:

  • Vice-Chair of the Florida Democratic Party
  • Former chair of the party’s diversity and inclusion committee.
  • Ambassador-At-Large with the United Nations.
  • Director of the Caribbean coalition for both the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns
  • Pledged PLEO Delegate to the DNC 2020 for President-elect Joe Biden
  • Senior Advisor to the Michael Bloomberg Campaign For President
  • Field Director for President Obama’s presidential election campaigns
  • Coalition Director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential primary and general elections 2016
  • Liaison for Democrats Abroad
  • Political advance facilitator to the US Territories for President Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
  • State lead for Organize For America (OFA

Green is also the President of a Florida non-profit, Liberty and Justice for All Community Foundation, which had its tax exemption revoked by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for failure to file (3) consecutive tax returns.

According to the IRS, Green’s non-profit last filed a tax return on the foundation in 2017.

Green will face Mills in the November 8 general election.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at [email protected]

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