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Florida Leaders Continue to Unite Behind Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Nov 20, 2023

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November 20, 2023


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Florida Leaders Continue to Unite Behind Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

More State Legislators from Across Florida Are Rallying Around Debbie’s Campaign For Florida’s Working Families

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Continues To Travel The State To Meet Every Voter Where They Are

MIAMI, FL – Today, 13 state legislators joined over a dozen Florida leaders to endorse Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s campaign to retire Rick Scott. While Rick Scott continues to put his dangerous agenda before the interests of working families, Floridians know they can trust Debbie to be their advocate in the Senate.

“As I talk to voters from every corner of our state about the issues that are important to them, it’s clear to me that we all have a lot more in common with one another than extremists like Rick Scott want us to believe,” said Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. “We all want lower costs, affordable health care, good-paying jobs, safe communities, and the right to make our own decisions. Floridians are fed up with Rick Scott’s self-serving, dangerous agenda – that’s why we’re uniting like never before to protect and expand economic opportunities for Floridians and defeat him. I’m so grateful to have earned the support of these tireless leaders who are going to help us flip Florida next November.”

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell earned the endorsements of the following state legislators:

  • State Senator Tracie Davis
  • State Senator Victor Torres
  • State Representative Bruce Antone
  • State Representative Kristen Arrington
  • State Representative Lavon Bracy-Davis
  • State Representative Hillary Cassel
  • State Representative Dan Daley
  • State Representative Joseph Geller
  • State Representative Rita Harris
  • State Representative Christine Hunchofsky
  • State Representative Johanna Lopez
  • State Representative Felicia Robinson
  • Former State Senator Loranne Ausley


About Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell came to the U.S. from South America at a young age with her mom and sisters, fleeing violence and searching for a better life.

While her mother worked double shifts as a home health care provider, Debbie worked at a doughnut shop to help her family make ends meet. After working her way through high school and college, Debbie worked as the Associate Dean at Florida International University’s Colleges of Health and Medicine. While at FIU, Debbie helped lead a program to expand access to affordable healthcare to more Floridians.

Serving in Congress, Debbie fought to expand opportunity for every American. Debbie wrote the bill to expand seniors’ Medicare Advantage coverage, and she worked with Republicans to provide economic relief to families and small businesses, and secured $200 million for Everglades restoration. When Debbie was 24, she tragically lost her father to gun violence, and she has been a lifelong advocate for reducing crime and keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals.

Now, Debbie is running for the U.S. Senate because our democracy, our economy, and our rights are all on the line — and Senator Rick Scott has failed Floridians. Florida is one of the least affordable states in the nation, but Senator Rick Scott wants to raise taxes on our families and end Social Security and Medicare coverage. As someone who takes care of her elderly mother, Debbie will always fight to protect Medicare, Social Security, and access to quality, affordable healthcare.

And while Rick Scott has pushed for a national abortion ban, and even cosponsored a bill that would criminalize doctors and nurses, Debbie will protect the rights of women and families and work to sign Roe v. Wade into law.

Debbie and her husband Robert live in Miami and have three children, Willow, Jude and Siena.

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