A FULL SCALE PUSH TO TAKE THE HOUSE
The Florida House Victory Campaign, Turn Florida Blue, was a massive political effort funded by state Democrats in an effort to unite the Florida House of Representatives under democratic leadership. The idea for this campaign came in the wake of the 2018 election, where Florida Democrats flipped various seats in the House of Representatives. To build on this momentum, the Democratic party ran a Democratic candidate in every district election for the first time in our state’s history.
The Florida House of Representatives has been under Republican leadership for the past 20 years. They’ve controlled the legislator and have implemented biased policies, many of which directly or indirectly take advantage of hardworking Floridians and their families. The Florida House Victory Campaign was aimed to capitalize on the national momentum and shared interest for a “blue wave,” using the current political climate to drive democratic turnout and, ultimately, take control of the house.
Though the 2020 election results favored Republicans in Florida, our campaign stoked interest around important Democratic policies that we will continue to fight for in the elections to come. Among the most important topics discussed in this election, the Florida House Victory campaign advocated livable wage jobs, a healthy and well-guarded environment, equal state funding for public education, correcting our broken unemployment system, access to affordable healthcare, and the revitalization of our state economy.
We wrote the scripts, directed, produced and distributed the political ads for 13 Democratic Candidates running for office and re-election in districts as far south as Key West and as far north as Orlando.
Perhaps the most specific topic of conversation among our candidates was Mine Blasting to which Cindy Polo provided a voice. This issue is specific to business owners and homeowners in District 103. This mining practice is damaging and is at their expense. Since no other candidates were bringing this issue to light, Cindy Polo stepped in.