This week, Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) announced that she will run for U.S. Senate and challenge incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
In her announcement video, however, Demings failed to list any accomplishments during her tenure as a Congresswoman in the U.S. House of Representatives, having been elected in 2016.
Demings begins her announcement video as any politician would — with a biography, pointing out that she “grew up in the south; poor, black, and female,” before explaining that her father was a janitor and her mother was a maid. She then describes how she moved to Orlando, FL, from Jacksonville to become a police officer, eventually becoming Orlando’s chief of police.
She includes news clips of her time as police chief, including one of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer crediting her with the “most dramatic decrease in violent crime in the city’s history.”
But as Demings pivots to discuss her election to congress, her accomplishments disappear, mentioning only committee assignments (she’s a member of