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Demings stumps in Village

Staff with contributions from Phyllis Nass

Democratic U.S. Representative, and candidate for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat Val Demings stumped in Century Village East last month.

Demings and her campaign dropped in on the Deerfield Beach Democratic Club as it hosted what the group called “A Night of Music for Val Demings.” Democratic organizers called the event a “diverse group of songwriters, poets and singers for a night of peace, love and music.” Club officials say the night reminded them of political events from a half century ago when performers “channeled their creativity toward making our world a better place.”

After an hour of musical performances, Demings arrived to pump up the supportive crowd as she outlined her campaign goals and promises. Demings is running against incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio for one of Florida’s two U.S. Senate seats.

According to a recent report by the Reuters news service, Demings “is the underdog against Rubio, who is seeking his third six-year term in the Senate and ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential nomination. But recent polls show Demings pulling close to Rubio ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm election.”

Residents registered to vote at their Village address can vote on Election Day at Le Club. Early voting for the November 8 election begins October 24 and runs through November 6. The closest early voting location to the village will be the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex located at 445 S.W. 2nd Street in Deerfield Beach. However, you can vote early at any early voting site in Broward County.

The Demings event was hosted by the Deerfield Beach Democratic Club. The club meets the second Monday of each month in the Activity Center. Meetings begin at 7:00pm.

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