Ruth’s List Florida endorses Ashley Gantt over incumbent James Bush III

A pro-abortion rights organization bashed incumbent Democratic Rep. James Bush III for siding with Gov. DeSantis and Republicans.

An organization dedicated to electing Democratic women candidates who support abortion rights is endorsing a political newcomer’s House campaign as she takes on an experienced Democratic incumbent.

Ruth’s List Florida is bolstering the Primary campaign of lawyer and entrepreneur Ashley Gantt, who is challenging Rep. James Bush III. Bush is seeking a third term representing Miami-Dade County’s House District 109. He was first elected to the Legislature in 1992 before returning.

While citing Gantt’s bona fides — public school teacher, public defender, founder of her own private practice — the news release from Ruth’s List Florida bashed Bush’s voting record.

“Not only does Bush have a troubling career of putting special interests ahead of the community, he was the only Democrat in the entire Legislature to vote in favor of legislation (HB 5) that bans abortion after 15 weeks with no exceptions for rape or incest,” the release from Ruth’s List Florida says.

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