ORLANDO –Today, the nonpartisan Rothenberg and Gonzales Political Report moved the race rating in Florida’s Seventh Congressional District from “pure toss-up” to “toss-up/tilt Democratic.” They said, “Democrat Stephanie Murphy was a late entry into the race against GOP Rep. John Mica. But Democrats believe the race shifted 20 points in two months, and that Murphy is even with or even ahead of the congressman. Republicans admit Mica is in the fight of his life in a district Clinton looks poised to win, even though Romney carried it in 2012. Mica admitted to Politico that he didn’t have a campaign manager or a full-time press person. This seat looks ripe for the picking. Move from Pure Toss-Up to Toss-Up/Tilt Democratic.”
Statement from Stephanie Murphy:
“I am so proud of the support we’re receiving from people all across central Florida who are responding to our message of change, security and equality. National experts now agree that the momentum is on our side, and we are poised to win.
“With just a few days left until the election, every vote matters. I encourage everyone in central Florida to get out and vote during the early voting period from now until Sunday, November 6.”
Murphy is running for Congress in Florida’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes all of Seminole County and northern Orange County, including Winter Park and much of downtown Orlando.