Florida – As they seek re-election this year to the Florida House, Key Largo Republican Holly Raschein and Daytona Beach Democrat Patrick Henry face primary challenges.
Jose Felix Peixoto, a Key Largo Republican, opened a campaign account this week to run against Raschein in House District 120, which includes Monroe County and part of Miami-Dade County, according to the state Division of Elections website. Also in the race is Key Largo Democrat Pat Gessel.
Raschein had raised $115,182 for her campaign as of March 31 and had more than $69,000 in cash on hand, a finance report shows. Gessel raised $2,100 last month after opening an account on March 5.
Also this week, Daytona Beach Democrat Percy Lee Williamson opened an account to try to unseat Henry in Volusia County’s House District 26, according to the Division of Elections website. Also in the race are Daytona Beach Republican Michael Cantu and Daytona Beach Libertarian Kyle Baker. Henry had raised $14,800 for his re-election bid as of March 31. Baker had raised $267, and Cantu had raised $100.
Photo of Henry courtesy Florida House of Representatives.