MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The race is on to fill the seat of late South Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings.
Monday night in Plantation, Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness officially launched his campaign alongside Hastings’ son, Dr. Alcee “Jody” Hastings II.READ MORE: Business Owners In South Florida Say They're Struggling To Get Employees Back To Work
Dr. Hastings will now support Holness in what’s likely to be a crowded field of Democratic candidates.READ MORE: ‘Pretty Big Pay Package’: Broward School Board Negotiates $743K Exit Deal For Embattled Supt. Robert Runcie
Gov. Ron DeSantis has not yet set a date for a special primary in the 20th Congressional District, which represents parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties.MORE NEWS: Pembroke Pines PD: 15-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed After Being Dragged Under Minivan For 30 Feet
Hastings died last week at the age of 84.