Month: September 2018

EDITORIAL: Re-elect Bill Nelson to the Senate. He puts Florida’s interests first.

Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott was a political unknown before he ran for governor eight years ago and rode into office on the tea party wave. Reelected in 2014, the term-limited state leader wants to move to the national stage. Floridians should say No. There is too much at stake for Florida — and the nation …

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Meet our new Coordinator, Meade McCoy

Late August, we were fortunate to have a full-time coordinator, Jake Burbach. Jake was sent by the State Florida  Democratic Party to help us with staffing the office and organize voter outreach. He had helped us for a few weeks when the Democratic Party decided Jake was needed more in Lee County and he was …

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Florida Democrats confident at halfway point as Andrew Gillum rides high in the polls

Ahead in the polls, a confident Andrew Gillum predicted victory in the Florida governor’s race Saturday night during a soiree at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. “We’re gonna flip this country blue in 2018 and it’s gonna start right here,” Gillum, the 39-year-old mayor of Tallahassee, said confidently during a gala for the Miami-Dade …

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Six potential Democratic candidates for Congressional Dist. 17 – But NOT Pollard.

The field of potential candidates for Congressional District 17 includes four who applied to the Florida Democratic Party by the Friday noon deadline: Eileen Game of Avon Park, Allen Ellison of Sebring, Christopher Cause of Davenport, and Greg Pilkington of Indian Lake Estates. Surprisingly, April Freeman’s opponent in the Democratic Primary, Bill Pollard, was not …

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Charlotte Party Chair slams law blocking Qualified Candidates from US Dist. 17 Race

A Florida State law written more than a half-century ago is telling Democrats who they can and cannot pick to replace the late April Freeman in the election against right-wing Republican Greg Steube. A Federal judge is now weighing whether that ancient law will deny the Party the choice of highly-qualified candidates. Charlotte County Democratic Party …

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Charlotte County Democrats mourn the death of April Freeman

We have known April Freeman from her campaigns for Congress in 2016 and this year. She made a favorable impression on people she met for her detailed knowledge of grass roots politics at the local level, and her tenacious commitment to give voice to the average person. On a personal level, she made whomever she …

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Process to Replace April Freeman as Congressional Candidate is on hold until at least Monday

Florida Democratic Party officials have been forced to delay selection of a replacement candidate in the election of FL US Representative Dist. 17 until at least Monday. United States District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich ordered the delay at the request of two potential candidates, Pam Keith, and Roy David Walker. The delay was announced during a 10 …

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Judge blocks Democrats from picking replacement candidate for April Freeman

A U.S. District Court judge has ordered the Florida Democratic Party to hold off picking a new candidate for Congress to replace April Freeman, who died last week. Candidate Pam Keith, who is suing to overturn a state law that prohibits her from running, said a temporary restraining order issued late Friday will give her the …

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EDITORIAL: Sean Shaw, as attorney general, can take Florida in a more enlightened direction

Floridians need an attorney general who is looking out for them, something they haven’t had for too long. Democrat Sean Shaw is by far the best candidate to return the office to the service of the people — and not to elected officials looking to further a mean and narrow political agenda. This has been …

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Florida Democratic Party Trains 200 Field Organizers in GOTV Ahead of Midterm Election

In preparation for Get Out The Vote (GOTV), over 200 field organizers met for training this week put on by the Florida Democratic Party. The two-day intensive training was done in partnership with organizers from DCCC, House and Senate Victory, and Miami-Dade Committee for Progress. “This is truly a team effort, we are training more …

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