King Raises over $200k in June Tally Brings Total Raised over $2.2 million for First-Time Candidate
Winter Park, FL – The Chris King for Florida campaign and King’s political committee, Rise and Lead Florida, today announced that they had raised $202,249 in June combined, bringing their total raised for the first-time candidate to over $2.2 million raised since King announced.
King has over $1.6 million cash on hand.
“For a first time candidate, we’re pleased we’re able to keep pace with politicians who have 20 years of relationships with political donors,” said King campaign manager, Zach Learner. “But we’re prouder of the support Chris King’s vision for a Florida that rises and leads again has attracted from across the state.”
Chris King seems to be tapping into issues important with progressives. Chris King, Democratic candidate for governor, posted the following statement on Facebook in response to the Senate’s health care bill to be brought for a vote in the coming weeks:
“Trumpcare is an attack on Florida’s seniors.
Donald Trump tweeted today that he expects Congress to approve a “beautiful new HealthCare bill” before the summer recess. So let’s get two things straight about the GOP plan being considered in the Senate:
1. It’s not a health care bill. It’s a massive tax cut bill, paid for with huge cuts to health care. The tax cuts will go to the wealthiest people in the country, paid for by cuts to subsidies and services for the most vulnerable people in the country.
2. Trumpcare is an attack on older Americans. Anyone over 50 will feel the draconian cuts most acutely:
Annual premiums for those 60-64 will increase 22% to nearly $18,000. Lower income folks in their 60s will end up paying up to 16% of their income toward health coverage. The bill also allows insurance companies to charge older Americans 5 times the amount they charge everyone else — an age tax that will make it near impossible for many older Americans to afford any plan at all.
The GOP’s bill will also cut Medicaid spending by 26% over the next decade, meaning the most vulnerable among us — older Americans who rely on a combination of Medicaid and Medicare — will see huge cuts in coverage. Medicaid partially covers nursing home costs, and with cuts to Medicaid, many elderly Americans won’t be able to afford a nursing home and will be left with nowhere to turn.
Florida needs a leader who will always stand up for the most vulnerable among us. As Governor, I will do everything I can to protect affordable, quality health care coverage for all Floridians.”
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