Democrats’ hopes of capturing the northeastern Florida seat of retiring Republican Rep. Ted Yoho seem to be diminishing as Nov. 3 grows nearer.
Although no polls have been conducted, Republican Kat Cammack — former deputy chief of staff to Yoho and a fervent supporter of President Donald Trump — is expected to emerge triumphant over 27-year-old political newcomer and Democrat Adam Christensen.
A Republican for most of his life, small business owner Christensen became a Democrat shortly before running for Congress on a progressive platform. Among the planks in his platform are universal healthcare and a strong gun control stance.
In contrast, Cammack, 32, has vowed to be a voice for conservative millennials who happen to be women and is a proud member of the National Rifle Association.
Democrats initially banked on picking up the Sunshine State’s 3rd District after Cammack won the rancorous, 10-candidate Republican primary with about 25% of the vote. But since the primary, most of the runners-up and their supporters have come over to Cammack and Republicans appear united as early voting goes on.
The 3rd District has been in Republican hands since 1988.
John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.