Month: January 2019

Charlotte Co. Democrats attend Water Quality Summit

Charlotte County Democrats attended Tuesday’s Water Quality Summit in Punta Gorda. Many were skeptical of claims by Republican state lawmakers. State Sen. Ben Albritton (R), Dist. 26 and State Rep. Michael Grant (R), Dist. 75 asserted that environmental concerns and especially Red Tide were at the top of the agenda for the legislature. Members of the newly-established …

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Red tide caused worst Sarasota hotel occupancy dip since 9/11

Hotel occupancy dropped by 11.3 percent in Sarasota County during the last three months of 2018, the steepest year-over-year decline during that quarterly period since the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in 2001 and a sign of just how bad red tide has been for the region’s economy. Visit Sarasota County President Virginia Haley mentioned the …

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Andrew Gillum joins CNN as a political commentator

The election may be over, but Andrew Gillum isn’t leaving your television screen. The former Florida gubernatorial candidate announced Tuesday he is joining CNN as a political commentator.   Thrilled to be joining @CNN as a political commentator. 📺 👊🏾🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/UpOC7MRKAz — Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) January 29, 2019 (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried says Florida bears brunt of Fed Shutdown

Nikki Fried appeared on CNN to deliver this message: “The shutdown is over for now, but it’s put Florida at unnecessary risk — from food safety and inspections, to federal loans and assistance for farmers. Our state has stepped up. We’ve got our fellow Floridians’ backs. Our inspectors are out there. The safety of Florida-grown …

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Young voters actually did rock Florida’s vote in 2018

They rallied hundreds of thousands to march for gun reform, landed on the cover of Time magazine and raised millions of dollars from celebrities like Oprah and George Clooney. But could the teenage survivors of the Parkland school shooting actually motivate unpredictable young voters to cast their ballots? (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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Senators Rubio and Scott Failed Floridians Today

FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement after Senators Rubio and Scott voted no on the CR — which would’ve ended the shutdown and opened the federal government today: “Senators Rubio and Scott showed Floridians that their priority is to please Trump at any cost – and today that cost comes at a high …

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FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo Calls on Senators Rubio and Scott to End the Shutdown

FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement calling on Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio to vote for the clean CR Thursday to put an end to the shutdown and ensure thousands of Floridians get paid: “Enough is enough – Florida Democrats have voted to re-open the Federal Government and to fund common-sense border …

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Charlotte Co. DEC Chair Patrick Hurley criticizes state GOP Position on Trump

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor by CCDEC Chair Patrick Hurley was published in the Charlotte Sun on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd. Responsibility falls to Republicans Editor: Membership has responsibilities. Monday’s front page article stated that State Sen. Joe Gruters, the new chair of the Florida Republican Party, made clear that supporting Trump will …

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Charlotte Co. Democrats march in Punta Gorda MLK Jr. Parade

More than two dozen Charlotte County Democrats, representing the Democratic Executive Committee, the Democratic Club, the Democratic Women’s Club, and Young Democrats marched in Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day parade through Punta Gorda. (Read more in the Sun)

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