Miami Commissioner Ken Russell to challenge Marco Rubio for US Senate
MIAMI, Fla. [NBC6] – City of Miami commissioner Ken Russell plans to challenge Marco Rubio for his US Senate Seat in 2022, he announced via social media on Thursday.
The District 2 commissioner, who is running as a Democrat, said he is “running for US Senate to defeat @marcorubio. Together, let’s clean up the Senate and restore our country’s character,” the post read.
His announcement was complete with a video that touted his woodworking credentials and suggested that politics should be looked the way a woodworker looks at a project.
“You start with what you want to build, you make a plan, gather the right tools and put in the hard work,” he said.
Russell is juxtaposing himself from career politicians saying they “have it all backwards…they just talk. They don’t actually do anything or build anything.”
So far, Russell would have to beat out Joshua Joseph Weil and Allen Ellison, who are the only declared candidates in the Democratic primary, according to the Federal Elections Commission.
He could face even more barriers if U.S. Representative Val Demings runs. She has not officially announced her Senate bid yet.
Russell said he is running to help with Florida’s climate change issues he has championed as commissioner, including water quality, sea level rise and Everglades restoration, NBC6 reported.
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