Mica Leads All Central Florida Congressional Candidates in Contributions
Winter Park, Fla. — With Washington Democrats’ efforts to unseat Congressman John Mica in desperation mode with the withdrawal of their only candidate, Mica was able to continue as Central Florida’s leader in contributed cash-on-hand for the 2016 election.
As Mica continues to gain fundraising support, the DCCC-backed candidate, who was touted by the national and state Democrat party in October with “business experience” and “innovative solutions,” has withdrawn from the race, telling media that he could not “raise the resources required” in the race.
At the end of the quarter, Mica for Congress had $639,000 ready to use in his campaign. Those contributions came from more than 6,000 individual contributors.
“Across the entire community, Republican, Democrat and Independents are providing the support shown and recognition of what we are accomplishing for Central Florida,” Mica says. “Even as vicious attacks from Washington politicos have been lobbed since October towards my record, the people in Central Florida continue to show their support. Washington Democrats have no understanding of Central Florida.”
The DCCC continues to plead with multiple Democrats in Central Florida to run against Mica. All of them have rejected the national party.
The DCCC has continually misrepresented the district’s registration numbers, which is a plus-one Republican seat in registration, with a historical performance lead of 16,000 to 18,000 votes. In fact, there are more Republican Hispanics in the new District 7 than in the previous District 7.
One of the reasons the DCCC is finding difficulty is the number of awards bestowed on Mica nationally and locally. For instance, the readers of Orlando Magazine and Orlando Weekly have named Mica as one of the top three elected officials in Central Florida and the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University named him as the second most effective legislator in all of Congress.
“I’m proud of our accomplishments, such as a new VA Hospital, the I-4 expansion, the Baldwin Park nursing home, SunRail and many more,” Mica said. “Of course, there is plenty left to accomplish, such as the next phase of I-4 expansion, the airport link for SunRail and synchronizing our traffic light system.”