EMILY’s List Supports Lucia Báez-Geller in Campaign to Defeat María Elvira Salazar

Lucia Baez Geller (Credits: Crowdpac)

CrowdpacCrowdpacEMILY’s List, known for its commitment to electing Democratic women who support abortion rights, has announced its endorsement of Lucia Báez-Geller for Florida’s 27th Congressional District. Báez-Geller, currently serving on the Miami-Dade School Board, is in the race to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. María Elvira Salazar.

Jessica Mackler, President of EMILY’s List, expressed strong support for Báez-Geller, highlighting her as a candidate who prioritizes the well-being of her constituents over political maneuvering.

Mackler’s statement emphasized Báez-Geller’s dedication to defending personal healthcare decisions and her potential to bring remarkable change to the district by reclaiming the seat from Salazar.

Baez-Geller (Credits: Miami Herald)

Báez-Geller’s campaign gains a great advantage with this endorsement, mainly because she is the sole Democratic woman in the fray, facing Mike Davey, a former Republican and ex-Mayor of Key Biscayne.

This support from EMILY’s List signifies a boost in resources for Báez-Geller’s campaign. It underlines her as a formidable contender in a district that Democrats are eager to recapture after losing it in 2020.

The race for the 27th Congressional District also sees Republicans Frank Polo and Lara Royland vying for their party’s nomination, setting the stage for a competitive election cycle.

Mike Davey (Credits: Key Biscayne Independent)

Salazar’s victory in the previous cycle by a significant margin was a highlight in a year that favored Republicans. Still, with the momentum from the 2022 midterms, where Democrats saw successes, particularly on abortion rights issues, there is renewed optimism for a different outcome this time.

The 27th District, encompassing a diverse range of communities, including Miami, Coral Gables, and Key Biscayne, is poised for a closely watched battle as candidates prepare to address the concerns and aspirations of their potential constituents.

With EMILY’s List entering the fray, Báez-Geller’s campaign is set to be a central focus in shifting the district’s representation in Congress.

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