Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and New York Senator largest contributors to local Democrat candidate
WINTER PARK, Fla. — With Washington Democrats and out-of-state far left organizations try to buy the 7th Congressional District, Congressman John Mica announced more than 6,800 residents of Central Florida have contributed to his campaign. Currently, Mica leads all Central Florida Congressional candidates with $766,000 cash-on-hand.
“The seat is not for sale to the highest bidder,” Mica says “The people of District 7 will decide, not special interests in Washington.”
For most of the reporting period, Congressman Mica did not have a general election candidate after the party’s first candidate dropped out of the race. At the last minute, Washington convinced a non-Democrat to register and run against Mica.
The Washington Democrats have pledged to buy the seat with a seven-figure advertising campaign. In the first report, only 18 percent of the Democrat candidate’s funding came from Central Florida.
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s PAC contributed $10,000 and, through their PACs, Nancy Pelosi ($7,000), Steny Hoyer, ($7,000) and the DCCC ($6,000) each contributed more than any one individual to the Democrat candidate. Overall, 12 PACs controlled by Democrat members of congress contributed more than a fourth of the Democrat’s total.
This is not the first time Democrats have gone after Mica. After the 2000 redistricting, Mica was challenged by a self-funding Democrat who used nearly $5 million of his own money. Mica was reelected with 60 percent of the vote.