Former Ted Yoho staffer Kat Cammack, who launched her campaign for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District seat last month, is off to a hot start after raising more than $100,000 in just three weeks of campaigning.
The small business owner and former deputy chief of staff launched her campaign in December and is one of five Republicans running to replace her old boss, who decided to step down, upholding a campaign promise to do so after four terms in Congress.
Also seeking the GOP nomination are businessman Judson Sapp, Clay County Commissioner Gavin Rollins, physician James St. George and businesswoman Amy Pope Wells.
While still early in the race, Kammack’s strong month fundraising shows that she could be a true contender in what may be an expensive primary.
“The support we have received in this race in such a short time period is truly humbling. The people of Florida’s Third Congressional District know me, and know that I will continue the great work that I was proud to have been a part of during Congressman Yoho’s tenure,” she said in a press release.
“While on the campaign trail, I hear over and over again how important it is for us to elect a strong conservative leader. I look forward to working hard to earn the support of the people of FL-03 so that I can fight on their behalf on Capitol Hill.”
The support we have received in this race in such a short time period is truly humbling. #FL03 #KatForCongresshttps://t.co/UY7g1GZBIb
— Kat Cammack (@Kat_Cammack) January 14, 2020
Cammack is the founder and owner of Grit Strategies, a media, marketing, and consulting firm. She served as deputy chief of staff for Yoho since 2013 and remains active on the boards of multiple nonprofits and foundations in the state.
Florida’s 3rd Congressional District 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.