Eleven candidates received endorsements from SAVE’s Action Pac.
In an e-mail to supporters on Friday, SAVE released its newest list of endorsements for the upcoming general election. U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-Jupiter) led the way. Murphy is seeking to unseat U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-West Miami) in the U.S. Senate.
Both men, campaign aides tell SFGN, will spend the majority of the week in Washington, D.C. dealing with budgets and appropriations before hitting the campaign trail full time next week. Polls show the race a dead heat.
Joining Murphy on SAVE endorsements are Florida Senator Rene Garcia, District 36, Phillip Brutus, FL Senate 38, Ivette Gonzalez Petkovich, FL House 103, Jeffrey Solomon, FL House 115, Representative Jose Felix Diaz, FL House 116, Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz, Mayor of Doral, Maria Jackson, Hollywood Commission Seat 2, Senator Eleanor Sobel, Mayor of Hollywood, Commissioner Julie Carson, Wilton Manors Commission, and Commissioner Tom Green, Wilton Manors Commission.
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The new round of endorsements join 22 candidates already vetted by SAVE. They are: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. President, Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Miami-Dade County Mayor, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL 23), U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL 27), Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla & Representative Jose Javier Rodriguez, Florida Senate 37, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Florida 39, Senator Dwight Bullard, District 40, Ken Keechl, Florida House 93, Nicholas Duran, Florida House 112, Representative David Richardson, Florida House 113, Daisy Baez, Florida House 114, Robert Asencio, Florida House 118, Representative Holly Raschein, Florida House 120, Modesto ‘Mo’ Abety, Miami-Dade School Board District 6, Justice Charles T. Canady, Florida Supreme Court, Justice Jorge Labarga, Florida Supreme Court, Justice Ricky L. Polston, Florida Supreme Court, Carol “Jodi” Breece, Miami-Dade 11th Circuit Group 52, Harvey Ruvin, Miami-Dade 11th Circuit Clerk of Court, Lea Krauss, Broward 17th Circuit Group 9, Mayor Connie Leon-Kreps, Mayor of North Bay Village and Mayor Gary Resnick, Mayor of Wilton Manors.
Founded in 1993, SAVE stands for Saveguarding American Values for Everyone. It is recognized as South Florida's leading organization protecting LGBT people from discrimination.