Democrats in Florida have 2 chances to make history in 2018:

1. By electing @andrewgillum to #FLGov.

2. By taking the FL State Senate back after *24* years.

If you know of ANYONE in Florida, or have ANY Floridian followers, please share!
The Florida State Senate is made up of 40 seats.

22 seats are currently held by Republicans, 16 are held by Democrats, and 2 are vacant.

Democrats need a net gain of +5 seats in order to take the chamber.
Florida State Senate elections are staggered, so only 22 of the 40 seats are up for grabs in 2018.

Gaining 5 seats is tough, but the numbers prove it’s doable.

Please spread the word about these Democratic contenders!
In Florida State Senate District 36, Democrat David Perez (DavidPerezFL) is running to flip this open GOP-held seat that Hillary won by 13.4%.
In Florida State Senate District 18, Democrat Janet Cruz (@RepJanetCruz) is running to flip this GOP-held seat that Hillary won by 5.4%.
In Florida State Senate District 8, Democrat Dr. Kayser Enneking (@KayserEnneking) is running to flip this GOP-held seat that Trump won by .2%. There is also an Independent candidate in the race, so anything is possible.
In Florida State Senate District 22, Democrat Bob Doyel (@DoyelForFlorida) is running to flip this GOP-held seat that Trump won by 6.6%.
In Florida State Senate District 24, Democrat Lindsay Cross (@LindsayCrossFL) is running to flip this GOP-held seat that Trump won by 7%.
In Florida State Senate District 20, Democrat Kathy Lewis (kathyforflorida.com) is running to flip this GOP-held seat that Trump won by 8.3%.
In Florida State Senate District 25, Democrat Dr. Robert Levy (@RobLevy4FL) is running to flip this open GOP-held seat that Trump won by 11.6%.
In Florida State Senate District 14, Democrat Melissa Martin (@melforsenate14) is running to flip this vacant seat that Trump won by 18.1%. This race is up-in-the-air because the incumbent GOP candidate sadly died of cancer this past week and ballots have already gone out.
In Florida State Senate District 16, Democrat Amanda Murphy (@AmandaMurphyFL) is running to flip this vacant seat that Trump won by 12.8%. The seat was vacated by a GOP politician who resigned due to sexual misconduct allegations.
In Florida State Senate District 23, Democrat Olivia Faith Babis (@Olivia4FLSenate) is running to flip this open GOP-held seat that Trump won by 14.3%. If elected, Olivia (who was born without arms) would be the first disabled member of the Florida State Legislature! Go Olivia!
As always, there are other Florida Senate Senate Democratic challengers and incumbents that will also need your support in November, so if your district has an election this year, #VoteBlueNoMatterWho!
And there are 2 days left to register in Florida!

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