very firmly–in the door for a potential return to the political arena after challenging Marco Rubio for his Senate seat last year. (Little Marco ended up beating Demings, but she sure gave him a run for his money!)Marco Rubio and Val Demings faced off last night in the Florida Senate debate that literally ended with him wiping the sweat from his forehead with a handkerchief.Demings outraised Rubio by tens of millions of dollars, pulling in nearly $80 million in fundraising dollars compared to his nearly $50 million.
And while she ultimately didn’t defeat the gay-hating incumbent at the ballot box, she did win over 3 million votes, despite his vile racist attacks against her.A post shared by Val Demings (@valdemings)Since leaving office in January, Demings has been working as an executive fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.–based think tank founded in 2007 to promote bipartisanship in government.And now she’s hitting the college speaking circuit, beginning at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where she’ll be joined by former U.S.
Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri, 2011- 2023) for a discussion about “the state of chaos in Washington, D.C., examine the divisions in the House and Senate, and discuss strategies and countermeasures to reign in the disorder.”The talk will happen Monday, December 4 and will be streamed online.In addition to that, Demings has kept her campaign website alive and maintained an active presence on social media, where, as a private citizen, she regularly posts things that certainly sound like… a politician running for office.
Or, at the very least, like a former politician who wants people to remember what she stands for should she decide to run for office again in the future.My father picked oranges.