Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has launched an internet video to introduce herself in her new campaign for Florida’s 26th Congressional District.
Mucarsel-Powell, of Miami, who last year ran unsuccessfully for the Florida Senate, seeks to take on Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo in a swing district.
Her video focuses on her background as an immigrant from Ecuador, how her family achieved the American Dream, and how she considers that achievement in jeopardy for anyone else.
“But now, with a dysfunctional government, where parties have become more important than the families they are supposed to serve, those opportunities which we all deserve are in real danger,” she states in the video. “While families struggle to make ends meet, Congress does nothing. While students struggle to find an education they can afford, Congress does nothing. And while all of us fight to provide health care for those we love, Congress does worse than nothing, they vote to make it harder and more expensive for us to get.”
“It’s time we put an end to this. It’s time we say, ‘no más,’” she concludes.
Last week after she announced her candidacy the Republican Congressional Leadership Fund immediately dismissed her with an email describing her as “a perennial candidate.”