Senator Annette Taddeo raised more than $ 650,000 just two weeks after starting his 2022 gubernatorial bid for Florida, according to a press memo from his campaign released days before the Division’s monthly fundraising reports were due of the Florida elections.
Democratic consultant Christian Ulvert, who heads the political committee of Taddeo, Fight Florida, credited with “the excitement and enthusiasm of grassroots supporters across the state”.
In a written statement, Taddeo said it will take a “coalition of voters” for Democrats to regain support for communities lost to their Republican opponents.
“I know I can be the leader to bring these communities back, not because I speak their language, but because I know their values,” she said. “I’m talking about the values of a small business owner, the values of our parents and teachers, the values of our students, the values of our immigrant families.”
Taddeo, the pilot’s daughter of WWII Anthony Taddeo, fled Marxist terrorists in Colombia at age 17 to settle in the United States. She waited for tables to go to college in Alabama, then moved to Miami to help her parents after Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992. She has since opened a translation services business, LanguageTalk, headquartered in South Miami.
“I believe that whatever our differences, our experiences and our values will bring us together,” she said. “Through our unity, we will build a better future for all Floridians.”
Taddeo, whose reelection war chest for Senate District 40 was held just over $ 300,000 before her reset his views on the governor’s mansion October 18, faces stiff competition. On the Democratic side, the Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried holds more than $ 3 million between his campaign and his political committee, Florida Consumers First. Rep. Democrat of the United States Charlie crist, a former Republican governor of Florida, holds $ 2.84 million between his campaign and his committee, Charlie Crist’s Friends.
Neither comes close to the outgoing Republican governor. Ron DeSantis, who raised a huge sum for his re-election, the campaign for which he officially announced Monday. Since last month, the DeSantis Campaign and Policy Committee, Ron DeSantis’ friends, held more than $ 58.3 million.
Others in the race – including Republican Jean Mercadante, Independent David Wayne Gizmo Wexler, candidates without party affiliation Kyle Gibson and Frank Hughes Jr., and democrats David Nelson Freeman, Ivan graham, Jonathan karns, Amaro the Lionheart, Alexandre lundmark, Timothy Mosley, Robert lee willis and Randy Zapata – raised little or no money, according to their statements to the Florida Elections Division.
Prior to his announced candidacy for governor, Taddeo published a list of “proven national consultantsWho had joined his campaign. In early November, current and former politicians gave their support behind his race be Florida’s top leader, including Democratic Sen. Victor Torres of Orlando, Rep. Cindy lerner de Pinecrest and former Republican Republican. Juan-Carlos Planas.
“She knows firsthand how access to good health care is life changing,” said Torres, possibly referring to 19 surgeries Taddeo had as a child to correct a cleft lip. “As a mother with a daughter in public school, she knows why fighting for the best education system is essential.”
If elected as the Democratic candidate, Taddeo would make history as the first Hispanic woman to win a major party nomination for governor of Florida. Taddeo starts off with a fundraising disadvantage compared to Crist and Fried, but it’s not the first time she’s defied the odds, said Jackie lee, Senior Campaign Advisor.
“Annette was excluded and underestimated her entire political career,” she said. “But one thing is clear from this first fundraising success: Our movement is growing and this campaign will have the resources it needs to compete statewide.”