David Holden wins primary, ready to take on Rooney — The Holden Update

The Holden Update

Newsletter #40

News and Information for Voters of the 19th Congressional District
Cape Coral, Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Pine Island

It’s Official: David Holden wins primary, ready to take on Rooney

– Photo by Zack Rothman

David Holden won the Democratic nomination for Florida’s 19th Congressional District on Tuesday with 68 percent of the vote to Todd Truax’s 32 percent. Holden won all 148 precincts in a primary election that saw record turnout for Florida Democrats.

“I have talked with people in every single community in this district and they know – the people know – what they need. They need clean water and clean air. They need secure healthcare and retirement. They need housing they can rely on and jobs that pay a living wage. And they need leadership that respects the rule of law. And that’s what we’re going to bring to this community and that’s what we’re going to bring to Washington when we win this seat on November 6th!” Holden told his supporters at his watch party in Bonita Springs.


From the Campaign Trail

David Holden addresses the crowd at the River Park Early Vote Rally on Thursday, Aug. 24.
On Women’s equality day, Aug. 26, also the 98th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, David Holden greets a voter at the National Organization for Women’s celebration at Society in Fort Myers.
Team Holden canvassing on Monday, Aug. 27, Getting Out The Vote the day before the primary election.
David and Streeter Holden share a kiss upon finding out David had secured the Democratic nomination for Congress in Florida’s 19th district on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
– Photos by Zack Rothman

Why I’m with David: Campaign volunteers share their experiences
This week: Gerry Corriveau

Why are candidates who are running for office in the Republican Party embracing President Donald Trump in this state? He only won the presidential election against Hillary Clinton here in Florida by 1.2 percent, hardly a mandate.

I have been waiting a year and a half since I wrote a letter to U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney in March 2017, asking him to hold Trump accountable for his actions, to no avail. Republicans simply will not or cannot stand up to this human wrecking ball, as he has often been referenced.

That is just one of the many reasons why I will be voting for David Holden for Congress in November.

Want to share your story telling us why you’re working for David Holden for Congress? Send an email with subject line “Volunteer testimonial” and no more than two paragraphs to DSilverberg@Holden2018.com.


Volunteer with Team Holden
Team Holden is seeking volunteers to assist in the critical areas of canvassing, phone-banking, and research. Opportunities are available at both our Cape Coral and Naples offices. If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our volunteer signup page by clicking HERE.