Democrat Senate Candidate Val Demings Will Reportedly Not Rally With Biden

By Lydia Nusbaum, Florida's Voice

September 23, 2022 Updated 10:22 AM ET

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ORLANDO (FLV) – Democrat U.S. Senate candidate and current U.S. Rep. Val Demings will reportedly not appear with President Joe Biden, despite previously saying he could help Demings in the race against current Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.

President Biden is set to visit Demings’ hometown of Orlando Tuesday.

In April, Demings was asked by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune if she would welcome Biden’s campaign even with his low approval ratings.

“I know this is my race to run and at the end of the day this race is between Marco Rubio and Val Demings,” she said. “At the end of the day… if the president of the United States wanted to come and help me get my message out in Florida he can come and help me get my message out.”

The Val Demings campaign told Florida’s Voice that Demings would be in Washington D.C. when the president is in town.

Democrat candidates in the country have tried to distance themselves from Biden as the nation faces skyrocketing inflation and high gas prices. The Florida GOP sent out a press release claiming Demings knows “their shared agenda has been disastrous” for the country.

“If Joe Biden has lost the support of a Democrat who once lobbied to be his vice president, one can only imagine what Floridians think of him,” RNC Spokeswoman Julia Friedland said.

The GOP has also called out Democrat congressional candidate Annette Taddeo after she praised President Biden but did not say whether she would campaign with him.

RNC Spokeswoman Julia Friedland posted a video of Taddeo being asked what she would say to President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris if they wanted to campaign for her.

“Frankly, I think, I don’t know the answer,” Taddeo said. “I think it would be great if we could have Barack Obama and some of the other folks that I think would be really popular in our community and I hope that they are able to come and able to help us out.”

Taddeo also did not answer when CNN interviewer asked if she would like to campaign with Biden as the president’s approval rating hovers below 40%.

“Look, I know that I have my own campaign to win and we will get lots of help from lots of people but at the end of the day I know that the way we win this race is by us actually telling my story,” Taddeo said.

Democrat candidate for governor Charlie Crist on the other hand welcomes the president’s visit to the sunshine state and has applauded Biden’s actions as president. Crist is expected to appear with the president Tuesday.

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