Washington, DC - This Thursday, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) will be in South Florida to support freshman Democrats running for re-election in 2020.
On Thursday morning, Hoyer will attend an event with Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), who defeated a two-term Republican incumbent last cycle in a heavily contested district. Mucarsel-Powell, who immigrated to the United States from Ecuador as a teenager, defeated Rep. Carlos Curbelo to flip this seat from Republican to Democratic control last cycle. The DCCC has designated it a "Frontline" district for the 2020 cycle.
Later on Thursday, Hoyer will participate in two campaign events with Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27), including a healthcare roundtable to discuss how Democrats are working to lower health care and prescription drug costs. A former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Clinton, Rep. Shalala served as President of the University of Miami before her election to the House in 2018 in a Republican-held open seat. Earlier in her career, she led the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Hunter College. She is running for re-election next year.
Hoyer has already raised $3.9 million this election cycle, traveling to thirty-two districts in eighteen states to secure Democrats' House Majority by helping Democratic incumbents and challengers win in 2020.