With 15 days remaining until the primary, Republican congressional candidate Kat Cammack added another feather to her campaign cap on Monday, picking up a victory in the Clay County Republic Liberty straw poll.
Cammack, a small business owner and former Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Ted Yoho, took first place in a ten-way straw poll conducted by the Republican Liberty Caucus in Clay County, securing 33.7 percent of the vote. Following Cammack in voting was Gavin Rollins (19.1%), Amy Pope Wells (17.6%), and Judson Sapp (12.1%).
I am honored to have taken first place in the straw poll conducted by the Republican Liberty Caucus in Clay County. Momentum and the support of the grassroots is strongly on our side as we head towards election day. #fl03 #flapol pic.twitter.com/IqVQinv6S6
— Kat Cammack (@Kat_Cammack) August 3, 2020
Following the results, Cammack said she was grateful for those who put their trust in her.
“I am honored to have taken first place in the straw poll conducted by the Republican Liberty Caucus in Clay County. Momentum and the support of the grassroots are strongly on our side as we head towards election day,” Cammack said in a press release.
“Clay County has always held a special place in my heart. Some of my proudest accomplishments while working with Congressman Ted Yoho were the VA clinic on 400 College Drive in Middleburg, and working with FEMA on recovery efforts Fleming Island following Hurricane Irma. If elected, I look forward to representing each and every town in Clay County, from Orange Park and Green Cove Springs down to Lake Asbury and Keystone Heights.”
Today’s victory follows a torrent of momentum building for Cammack’s campaign as it approaches the Aug. 18 primary. In June, the Republican tied in the first polling conducted in the Republican Primary.
Cammack has been active with endorsements, earning the backing from several big-names including U.S. Senator Rand Paul and We Build the Wall founder Brian Kolfage. Cammack’s campaign has also announced endorsements from more local leaders, activists, and elected officials than anyone else in the race.
Also seeking the GOP nomination are Gainesville City Commissioner Todd Chase, former congressional aide Joe Millado, physician James St. George, businessman Ryan Chamberlin, businessman Bill Engelbrecht, businessman David Theus, as well as businessman Judson Sapp, Clay County Commissioner Gavin Rollins, and businesswoman Amy Pope Wells.
FL-03 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.
For the full results of the RLC poll, click HERE.