With campaign season in full swing, congressional candidate Kat Cammack picked up another endorsement to add to her growing list. On Monday, her campaign announced that Denise Grimsley was supporting her bid for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District.
“As an elected official, I understand the challenges of representing a constituency but, Kat has been prepared through her work with Congressman Ted Yoho to take on the task of FL-03. She has had the experiences needed to defend the people of America and her constituents from the impending threats of the House Democrats. Conservative women in leadership across the country take an extremely vital seat at the table in Washington, especially in the changing political landscape,” Grimsley said in a press release.
“We need Republican women who are prepared to defend fiscal responsibility, national security, and small government. Kat has the power and fortitude to go up against the Democrats in Congress and set an example of leadership for the coming generations, rooted in the Constitution and conservatism,” she continued.
“Kat has proved time and time again to understand the spectrum of issues, from having extensive knowledge of the challenges facing the agricultural communities to the fights against human trafficking. There is no better candidate to represent Florida’s 3rd than Kat.”
Grimsley, a former Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner, served six years in the Florida State Senate and eight years in the Florida House of Representatives. She spent fourteen years on the Agriculture Committee and three years as the Chairman. Grimsley was also the first woman chair of the influential House Appropriations Committee.
Cammack, a small business owner and former deputy chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, has consistently been rolling out new endorsements since the start of her campaign. Wednesday’s endorsement joins a list big-name backers including U.S. Senator Rand Paul and We Build the Wall founder Brian Kolfage.
Cammack is one of 10 Republicans looking to replace Yoho who is retiring at the end of his current term.
Also seeking the GOP nomination are businessman Judson Sapp, Clay County Commissioner Gavin Rollins, Gainesville City Commissioner Todd Chase, former congressional aide Joe Millado, physician James St. George, businessman Ryan Chamberlin, businessman Bill Engelbrecht, businessman David Theus, and businesswoman Amy Pope Wells.
CD 3 includes Alachua, Bradford, Marion, Union, Putnam, and Clay counties and is largely made up of Republican voters. Yoho won the red district in 2016 earning 57.6% of the vote.