Author: Patrick Hurley

Forum Tuesday: The Phosphate Factor in Red Tide

The Phosphate Factor in Red Tide: Why the Gulf Coast Gets Red Tide, and the East Coast (mostly) Doesn’t. TUESDAY, MAY 14 @ 7:00PM   Andy Mele serves as the Suncoast Waterkeeper, monitoring an area in Southwest Florida that includes the coastal areas of Manatee, Sarasota, and Northern Charlotte Counties. That position establishes him as …

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$1,000 Betty Gissendanner Scholarship Deadline April 15th

The Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County is accepting scholarship applications until Monday, April 15th.  As local parents work to meet the Federal tax filing deadline, a Scholarship bonanza to offset college costs could make Tax Day a little brighter. Named in honor of the memory of Betty Gissendanner, a long term mentor and champion …

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Leadership Blue 2019 Conference and Gala

Leadership Blue 2019 Conference and Gala Leadership Blue 2019 convenes over 2,000 grassroots activists, elected officials, and major donors. The weekend is packed with training, meetings, and a highly anticipated Gala. The conference and training are free and cover a range of important topics such as field operations, campaign finance law, and more. The gala dinner …

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Blue Gala Keynote Speaker previews legislative priorities.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Florida’s newly-elected Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried, is preparing for the start of next week’s Legislative Session. Nearly 50 days into her first term in office, the lone Democrat elected to Florida’s Cabinet stopped by the WCTV studios on Monday. Fried talked about her first weeks in office, and what’s on …

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Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney won’t run for re-election

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney on Monday announced he will not run for re-election in 2018, saying it is time to leave his seat and serve Florida again in the future in a “different capacity.”
The unexpected move opens up his 17th congressional district this election year, a traditionally red district in the nation’s largest swing state.

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