Month: May 2018

EDITORIAL: Let the voters guide decision on PG height

The following editorial appeared in The Punta Gorda Herald: The decision on whether to ease the building height restriction in downtown Punta Gorda from 50 feet to 84 feet deserves voices — lots of them — and in a formal presentation. It is, in essence, a big-picture issue, one warranting an appropriate vetting. (Read the …

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DNC gives Florida Democrats grant to mobilize Puerto Ricans

The Democratic National Committee is giving Florida Democrats a $100,000 grant for mobilizing Puerto Rican voters across the state during what is expected to be a fiercely-fought U.S. Senate race. DNC chair Tom Perez visited Orlando Wednesday as the national party announced the grant. (Read more in

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Putnam Agonistes: The Struggle is Real

Even Some Supporters are Beginning to Question Whether Adam Putnam is “Ready for the Big Leagues” Adam Putnam’s campaign for governor is threatened by a clear and present danger: Adam Putnam himself. The candidate’s long career in Washington, his “proud NRA sellout” self-own, and his clear effort to out-Trump Ron DeSantis are haunting his campaign …

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Bill Nelson releases first digital ad

Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday released the first digital ad of his re-election campaign, highlighting his trip into space in a feel-good appeal about reaching higher. “In Florida, we don’t just reach for the stars, we travel to them.” (Read more in

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SW Florida Veterans gather at Charlotte Co. Democratic HQ to launch Caucus

CHARLOTTE CO. – Southwest Florida veterans and their supporters gathered at Charlotte County Democratic Party headquarters Saturday to learn about the process of creating a Caucus.   The group would be formed as a chapter of the Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida. Lt. Col. Joseph J. Comeaux USAF, Retired, welcomed the group and emphasized the …

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On Rainy Memorial Day Weekend, Students remember shooting victims

PUNTA GORDA, Saturday – On the banks of the Peace River, a handful of demonstrators, including four standing before body bags, marked the latest fatal school shootings. The memorial was held in Gilchrist Park, where two months earlier some 1,100 demonstrators gathered to protest the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in …

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Charlotte County Democrats Join Statewide “I Will Vote” Weekend of Action

Activists Are Participating in 38 Events in 23 Counties Across the State With less than 100 days until the August 28th primary, Florida Democrats are coming together this Memorial Day weekend for an “I Will Vote” weekend of action, with U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and FDP hosting joint “Nelson’s Neighbors” events across the state. The …

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David Hogg, who survived Parkland shooting, to stage “die-in” at Publix

Survivors of this year’s mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school are staging a “die-in” at some Publix stores in the state to protest the supermarket chain’s financial support for a pro-gun rights candidate for governor. (See more on

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Veterans’ Caucus Kickoff

Local Veterans Caucus Launch! Every member of the Armed Services takes an oath promising to “…support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” It’s a pledge that is as important now as it was in the earliest days of our great nation. The Charlotte County Democratic Party is assisting the …

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