This Week in South Florida: Omar Blanco

Omar Blanco joins This Week in South Florida to discuss his bid for District 26's Senate seat in the upcoming election.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The race to represent Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys in congress is getting national attention.

That's because it's considered a toss-up district.

Democrat Debbie Mucarsel Powell is the District 26 incumbent, finishing up her first term.

Her opponent in November will be whoever wins the republican primary on Aug. 18 and current Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is the frontrunner.

His opponent, Omar Blanco, is a veteran Miami-Dade firefighter and paramedic, and a past union president.

He joined This Week in South Florida with Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney to make his case for congress. The full video can be seen at the top of this page.

About the Authors:

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter. 

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."