ICYMI: Cook Political Report, Crystal Ball, and Inside Elections Move FL06 Race Rating in Soderberg’s Favor


October 30, 2018

Three of the leading sources for analysis on House races across the country, Cook Political Report, Crystal Ball, and Inside Elections, moved the race for Florida’s 6th Congressional District from “Likely Republican” to “Lean Republican,” significantly upgrading Democratic Nominee and former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg’s chances of winning the seat recently vacated by Rep. Ron DeSantis.

“These rating changes reflect what we’re seeing on the ground: Voters are hungry for change, and ready for new direction and new leadership,” Soderberg said. “Our campaign is transcending party lines because we’re talking about and fighting for the issues that affect every family’s well-being: protecting health care, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and creating jobs you can raise a family on. I’m running to represent every person and every family here, not just Democrats, Republicans, or Independents, but every family.”

The race ratings changes come after three polls showed Soderberg and her opponent in a dead heat. Soderberg has also raised over $3 million this cycle and has consistently outraised her opponent every quarter.

Cook Political Report:
FL-06: VACANT (DeSantis) (R) – Northeast: Daytona Beach, Deltona
Lean Republican. In a surprise, Republicans’ concern in Florida now extends beyond Ron DeSantis’s standing in the governor’s race to his open House seat. Democrat Nancy Soderberg, a protege of Madeleine Albright who served as a UN representative in the Clinton administration, has leveraged those connections to raise $2.4 million and had a three-week head start on the airwaves over GOP Army veteran Mike Waltz.
Inside Elections:
Florida’s 6th District (Open; Ron DeSantis, R, running for governor). Former U.N. ambassador Nancy Soderberg is running even with Mike Waltz, former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, in limited data, giving Democrats a glimmer of hope. Soderberg’s spending advantage is one of the keys. Move from Likely R to Lean R.
For more information contact: Wellesley Daniels wellesley@soderbergforcongress.com.