Southwest Florida is supposed to be a safe haven for Republican congressional candidates. But Democratic challenger David Holden is upsetting the applecart.
Even though Donald Trump and incumbent Rep. Francis Rooney won handily in 2016, Rooney is now hearing footsteps.
Holden has him so spooked he’s even refusing to debate.
The latest polls from Change Research, which surveyed 468 registered voters in Florida’s 19th Congressional District between the dates of September 10-12, show that Holden is only trailing Rooney by 1 point (47 to 46) with 7 percent of voters still undecided.
As HillReporter noted: “With Rooney seemingly reluctant to debate Holden, the one point gap in favor of Rooney may not last long. Florida voters typically enjoy debates, and with Rooney not responding to Holden’s challenge, this can’t possibly act in his favor.”
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