Former Republican Party of Florida Chair Al Cardenas endorsed Democratic Senator Annette Taddeo for Congress in Florida’s 27th congressional district against the Republican incumbent, footage released on October 5 shows.
“It’s the first time in four decades where I am actually endorsing a Democrat,” Cárdenas says in his announcement, adding that he had never seen the US “face such dire straits as it’s facing now.”
“I’ve decided that loyalty to my country and loyalty to what’s right is really more important than the loyalty that I’ve had for my party for over 40 years,” he says.
Taddeo is challenging Republican Maria Elvira Salazar for her congressional seat in upcoming November midterm elections. Credit: Annette Taddeo via Storyful