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Candidates in Florida races stump for votes in wake of attacks against Paul Pelosi, Republican canvasser – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – As voters voice their alternative main as much as the Nov. 8 midterm elections, candidates in high-profile Florida races made appearances in and out of the Sunshine State, and demonstrators in Hialeah confirmed their help for a Republican canvasser days after he was brutally crushed.

7News cameras captured Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Val Demings as she made the rounds to small companies in South Florida and a get-out-the-vote rally on Saturday.

“I sit here as a candidate for the United States Senate,” she stated throughout one of her stops.

Demings is attempting to shut the polling hole between her and incumbent Marco Rubio.

“Broward County, thank you for working hard to protect our democracy,” stated Demings.

“It’s important we get out and vote and run through the tape,” stated Rubio throughout a current city corridor.

Meanwhile, Florida gubernatorial candidates Charlie Crist and Ron DeSantis spent the day making faculty soccer sport appearances. The Republican governor is projected to steer his challenger by double digits.

After tossing the coin initially of the Florida-Georgia sport in Jacksonville, DeSantis hit the marketing campaign path, however not in Florida. Instead, he urged New Yorkers to vote for Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin.

All these appearances passed off in the shadow of a bulletin issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and different companies warning of the potential of attacks on election officers and candidates.

Early Friday morning, House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was attacked in their San Francisco dwelling. Last Sunday, Republican activist Christopher Monzon was crushed up whereas canvassing for Marco Rubio in Hialeah.

Supporters cheered on Monzon throughout a rally held in Hialeah on Saturday. According to The Miami Herald, the occasion was organized by individuals who have some type of ties to the Proud Boys, a corporation that has been acknowledged as having hyperlinks to white supremacists.

Monzon, a self-described “Cuban Confederate,” stated he has moved past his most controversial stances.

“All I want is for the truth about what happened to get out, and the trust is, it was politically motivated,” he stated. “The truth is, this could happen to anyone, and I don’t want it to happen to anyone, whether they’re Democrat or Republican. All I want is for justice to be done.”

Both Rubio and Demings condemned the assault against the canvasser.

“It’s a crime, and we should be focused on these two thugs who attacked him in a felonious attack,” stated Rubio.

“That’s not who we are, and we just need to knock it off,” stated Demings, “and the way I think we do that is for political leaders on both sides of the aisle to stand up and say it’s zero tolerance.”

Two individuals have been charged in Monzon’s assault.

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