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DCCC to hold fundraiser with Nancy Pelosi and Ted Deutch in South Florida

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will appear in South Florida May 26th for a fundraiser for Democrats and at a public event with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton.

The luncheon fundraiser is for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and will be hosted by Deutch at a private home in Fort Lauderdale. The minimum donation is $5,000.

Pelosi will also appear at an event organized by Deutch at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors about the Equality Act, a bill to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to guarantee protections to LGBT individuals. Deutch is one of 194 co-sponsors.

The DCCC has two key targets in South Florida for 2018 currently held by Republicans in left-leaning districts: the open seat created by U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's retirement and U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo's seat. Ros-Lehtinen's district is in Miami-Dade while Curbelo's seat stretches from Westchester to Key West.

While several Democrats intend to run for Ros-Lehtinen's seat, Curbelo faces no Democratic challengers.