Miami-Dade Heating up Early for 2024 Election Cycle

Miami-Dade Heating up Early for 2024 Election Cycle

Republicans take a run at Miami-Dade for 2024

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
May 18, 2024

Although Miami-Dade County is still a fairly liberal area compared to the rest of Florida, Republicans are making a run at the area with multiple political events happening there this weekend.

Miami Young Republicans are hosting an event in Doral, Florida to promote former President Trump (R) and Trump-friendly Republican candidates in other races.

Trump lost Miami-Dade County in both 2016 and 2020, and Democrats still hold a majority over Republicans in the region.  However, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) managed to win the county in his 2022 re-election bid, showing promise for Florida Republicans.

The Miami Young Republicans had a General Election Kickoff,  hosting several prominent figures: former UFC champ Colby Covington, Rep. Carlos Giménez, state RepJuan Carlos Porras, state RepDavid Borrero , and state Sen. Ileana Garcia.

Brian Hughes, a senior advisor on the Trump campaign is predicting a win for the former president in Miami-Dade county in 2024.

"Even with independents and Democrats, especially Hispanic voters, our campaign is seeing additions to the already strong Trump base here in the Sunshine State,” said Hughes.

Democrats are running an event in Miami as well called "Ruth's List," to remind voters of the abortion issue.  Democrats will predictably be running on abortion, and although Trump is seen as more moderate on the topic, Florida Democrats are mobilizing to remind voters who nominated three the three justices that helped overturn Roe v. Wade.

The event will welcome prominent Democrats like Party Chair Nikki Fried (D-FL) and Senate candidate Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.  These women have been big proponents of the pro-choice movement and believe it is one of the most preeminent issues to Florida voters.

As per usual, Florida will be an interesting state to watch in 2024.  However, political commentators still question how effective the Democrat playbook will be on running with abortion until Election Day.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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