‘I think she could win’: Supporters rally in support of Val Demings at The Villages

Published: Oct. 17, 2022 at 6:12 PM EDT
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THE VILLAGES, Fla. (WCJB) - Rep. Val Demings rallies support at the Eisenhower Recreation Center in The Villages after the governor made a similar campaign visit.

The Democrat is challenging Republican Marco Rubio for the seat, which he has held since 2011.

During the rally, Demings made it clear she stands firm on many topics like abortion rights and bettering health care access.

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“I support women’s rights. I really believe you know, let a woman decide what she does,” shared supporter Virginia Bolton.

Demings also highlighted social security, medicare protection, and gun violence protection.

“We’ve got to do something about the gun violence,” stated Bolton. “It’s just getting totally out of control and nobody seems to wanna take a lead on it.”

The former Orlando Police Chief challenging incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio is holding a rally in The Villages on Monday

Supporters told TV20 they have already filled out their mail-in ballots and want to see a change in the November election.

They followed her campaign bus along in golf carts decorated with posters, American flags, and Demings’ merchandise.

Demings and Rubio will go head-to-head in a U.S Senate debate on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis held a rally at the Brownwood Paddock Square in The Villages. He spoke on topics like inflation, illegal immigration, and education.

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