Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, which defines itself as “an LGBTQ organization created after the Pulse shooting to advocate gun policy reform,” threw its support behind Mucarsel-Powell this week.
“Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has such an amazing opportunity to turn the tide in one of the closest races in the country, while fighting for the safety of Americans and Floridians,” said Jason Lindsay, the executive director of Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, on Monday afternoon. “After losing her father to gun violence, Debbie has been a fierce advocate for common sense gun regulations in this country.
The endorsement comes a week after the campaign released an ad in which the candidate spoke frankly about gun violence and the tragic murder of her father.
Florida’s 26th District, where Mucarsel-Powell is running against Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo, is a battleground in next month’s midterms