Republican nominee Kat Cammack continued to roll out endorsements for her campaign on Thursday, announcing that State Representative Bobby Payne was backing her bid to represent Florida’s 3rd Congressional District.
Payne, a Republican House member that represents Florida’s 19th District, has served since 2016. Payne’s district includes Bradford, Putnam, Union, and part of Clay Counties.
He previously served as the President of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.
“I am pleased to announce my support for Kat Cammack for Congress here in Florida’s 3rd. Kat has the track record and life experiences necessary to lead our district and fight for the conservative values we believe in. She will work hard to keep taxes low, grow jobs, and advocate on our behalf in Washington,” Payne said in a press release.
“Most importantly for me, Kat truly knows our small towns and cities and I am confident that she will be a leader in Washington fighting for our rural communities. She has my full support and I look forward to working with her as our next congresswoman,” he continued.
Cammack, a small business owner, said she was honored to receive the endorsement from the conservative representative.
“I appreciate Representative Bobby Payne’s support and the partnership we will build to advocate for our communities in Washington. I truly look forward to working with him to bring conservative values to Washington and to ensure our rural communities have a strong voice on Capitol Hill,” Cammack said following the endorsement.
Payne joins a host of political officials and groups to line up behind Cammack as she sets her sights on November. Some of those endorsements include Senator Rand Paul, Florida Senator Dennis Baxley, and a list of local leaders and activists
“Kat has the track record and life experiences necessary to lead our district and fight for the conservative values we believe in. She will work hard to keep taxes low, grow jobs, and advocate on our behalf in Washington.”
– @bobbypaynefl #fl03 #flapolhttps://t.co/LUe3QFYqoO pic.twitter.com/j9KPj8opIT
— Kat Cammack (@Kat_Cammack) September 10, 2020
The former deputy chief of staff for Congressman Ted Yoho pulled off a Republican primary victory on Aug.18, dispatching 9 other Republican candidates by earning 25 percent of the vote and cruising to a well-earned win.
With the victory, Cammack will now face off against Democrat Adam Christensen. The matchup, however, bodes well for Cammack, who will benefit from her name recognition and experience in the district.
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.