Though sophomore Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Winter Park) has already shown electoral strength, she is drawing a crowd of opponents for her next re-election. Yesterday, attorney and former congressional candidate Vennia Francois announced her candidacy, joining businessman and National Guardsman Thomas Delia, anti-human trafficking advocate Jan Edwards, and college student Armani Salado. It is unclear if any of these can mount a credible challenge, but the level of early activity here is significant.
Rep. Murphy first won her seat in 2016 with a two-point victory over 24-year veteran Rep. John Mica (R). She then defeated state Rep. Mike Miller (R), 58-42%, last November to win her first re-election.
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