Broward County Commissioner Jared Moskowitz entered the race for the Ft. Lauderdale-area congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) in force.
His campaign announcement in early March was accompanied by a slew of endorsements, a list that has grown to 65 in the first few weeks of his campaign, including former Reps. Robert Wexler (D-FL) and Patrick Murphy (D-FL), the Democratic leaders of the Florida House and Senate, an array of state senators and representatives and various other local officials and figures.
Moskowitz, the first and so far only Democratic candidate to enter the race for the 22nd Congressional District seat, is eager to cast himself as Deutch’s natural successor, pledging to carry on two of the South Florida representative’s top issues — Israel policy and gun control.
“Serving at the federal level is something that I’ve wanted to do since I was a little kid,” Moskowitz told Jewish Insider in a recent interview. “With the challenges we’re facing as a country, both internally and externally, I want to be in the room helping make those decisions for my community in the state of Florida and the country.”