Rep. Val Demings wins Democratic Senate primary

Reporter: Russ McCaskey Writer: Paul Dolan
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Congresswoman Val Demings is running for U.S. Senate seat and hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Marco Rubio.

Congresswoman Val Demings (D) has won the United States Senate primary nomination.

She will go on to face off against Marco Rubio for the United States Senate seat.

Demings won the nomination with 84% of the vote.

She was a former Orlando police chief and the first woman to hold that position.

Demmings is currently representing Florida’s 10th district and was selected to be an impeachment manager in the first Senate trial for then-president Donald Trump.

While during her victory speech she was laser-focused on a woman’s right to choose, health care, and education, experts say it will be an uphill battle.

She does have a lot of money to work with. As of August 3, she has raised just under $48 million, according to the Federal Election Commissions website.

Compare that to Sen. Marco Rubio who has raised just under $37 million.

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