By Andrew Gribble, Associated Press WriterFlorida will be a key battleground in the 2020 election, with the Democratic nominee facing Republican Donald Trump in a tight race for the Sunshine State’s 6th Congressional District.
The Democrats have more than 50 seats to win in the 435-seat House, and Florida is one of the few states where Democrats can win a majority with a presidential victory.
Republicans have an advantage in the state’s congressional delegation, which has four seats and three in the House.
Democrats and Republicans are divided over how to handle the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and how to respond to the rising cost of living.
Republicans are pushing to make changes to the law that allow for more government spending and taxes to be used to cover the costs of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that has hit Florida.
The Florida Democratic Party announced Wednesday that it would be holding a forum on Wednesday to answer questions from reporters.
The forum will feature Democratic leaders, including former President Joe Biden, Sen. Bill Nelson, Reps.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Donna Edwards, and GOP candidates and operatives.
“The forum is meant to help us understand where we stand in the debate and how we can win in 2018,” Florida Democratic Chairman Matt Gaetz said in a statement.
The Florida Democrats are running a mail-in ballot drive on the ballot, where voters can cast their ballots for Democrats or Republicans.
Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are running in the Democratic race, with Trump and the GOP nominee in the primary.
The Democratic race is among the most competitive in the country and could determine the balance of power in Congress.