Maria Sachs to face at least one Republican opponent in SD 34

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Sen. Maria Sachs will face at least one Republican opponent in her re-election bid for Senate District 34.

Lighthouse Point conservative Karin Hoffman opened a campaign account to run against Sachs in the district covering sections of Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Also considering a run against Maria Sachs is former Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, although she told the Miami Herald that she was “still meeting with folks” before making a final decision. Bogdanoff lost to Sachs in 2012, which due to redistricting was the only state Senate incumbent-against-incumbent contest. It resulted in one of the fiercest campaigns of that election cycle.

The official qualifying period for the race is June 16 to June 20.

Fort Lauderdale no-party-affiliation candidate Jonathan Jamal Marc also has filed to run for the seat.

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