A coastal Florida district, the 8th Congressional district is home to a diverse population of retirees and hard working families. The district includes parts of Orange County and all of Indian River and Brevard Counties. Florida’s 8th Congressional district is home to Kennedy Space Center and thousands of highly skilled workers NASA and government contract workers.

In a district that relies on the support of government programs to fund the space industry, voters have a reason to doubt Tea Party anti-government policies. Because Florida will have a battleground Gubernatorial contest this year, a unique opportunity exists for an organized and well-funded Democrat to win in Florida’s 8th Congressional District in 2014. A coastal Florida district critical to winning any statewide campaign, the Democratic Gubernatorial candidate and a coalition of Democratic Party and advocacy groups are poised to invest significant resources in the 8th as an important element of their strategy for victory in November.

This election presents a unique opportunity for an organized and well-funded Democrat to win in Florida’s 8th Congressional District. Because he has strong ties to his community and a personal profile with which voters can identify, Gabriel Rothblatt is positioned for victory in November.