Category: Campaigning

Bloomberg’s gun safety group to spend another $1.8 million on Nikki Fried, Sean Shaw

Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group co-founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Thursday that in addition to throwing $2 million behind Democratic candidates seeking Florida Cabinet positions, it will be dedicating $1.8 million solely to agriculture commissioner nominee Nikki Fried and attorney general hopeful Sean Shaw. (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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After the storm: Andrew Gillum resumes campaigning

There’s so much at stake for Floridians, and I’m ready to get back out there to talk to voters about the issues that matter to them. We have just 19 days left in this race — it’s time to #BringItHome! pic.twitter.com/6nBIy98aB6 — Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 18, 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum returned to the trail …

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Florida Democrats Collect Supplies for Hurricane Michael Victims, Contact 200,000 Voters

With 23 days left until Election Day, Florida Democrats were out across the state working to Get Out the Vote. Democrats knocked over 50,000 doors, made over 62,000 phone calls, and sent over100,000 texts — just this weekend. That brings the total outreach efforts in this election cycle to more than 9,000,000 knocks, calls or …

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R. Jai Gillum serves as a positive testimonial to her Husband

R. Jai Gillum serves as a positive testimonial to her husband’s widely publicized political story arc. “One thing I can tell you about my husband is that he is a fighter,” R. Jai Gillum says in the spot. “He was the first in his family to graduate high school and college.” She also speaks to …

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Poll post-Michael: Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis deadlocked; Rick Scott narrowly leads Bill Nelson

The race for Florida governor is essentially tied according to the first public poll conducted after Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle — and changed the course of state politics. Twenty days before Election Day, Democrat Andrew Gillum is at 47 percent, while Republican Ron DeSantis is at 46. However, among those who say they have already voted, DeSantis is …

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Joe Biden endorses Sean Shaw for FL Attorney General

I am honored to have the endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden. Vice President Biden is a fighter who has dedicated his life to public service. #ShawforFlorida pic.twitter.com/KTV0Mg1GiT — Sean Shaw (@SShawFL) October 16, 2018 The statewide race for the open Attorney General post is attracting national involvement. Calling state Rep. Sean Shaw a “fighter …

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Andrew Gillum hits Ron DeSantis over votes on Medicare, social security in new ad

Andrew Gillum isn’t campaigning as his city recovers from Hurricane Michael. But that didn’t stop the Democrat’s campaign from unveiling a new attack ad on Ron DeSantis Tuesday. A new 30-second ad bashes DeSantis, the Republican nominee for governor, for his votes in Congress to raise the eligibility ages for Medicare and social security to …

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Florida Senate Candidate Takes on Opponent with Song

Catherine Price, Candidate for Senatorial District 26 (Dem), is taking on her political opponent, Ben Albritton (Rep), with song. Catherine says that many voters are despondent about the state of political discourse. “People are stressed out and withdrawing from news and politics. Some have become so overwhelmed that they are not digesting information even when it is critical to their lives and the future of our state.”

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How Red and Green Slime (Really) Could Swing Florida’s Senate Race

John Moran is a Florida nature photographer, but lately, he sees himself as a Florida crime photographer. The crime, he likes to say, is the slime. “Scott has been so terrible on these issues, he’s really promoted the cause of environmental awareness in Florida,” says Moran, whose more serious work on the devastation is on …

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Giant ad buy rips Rick Scott and his Navy cap

  VoteVets, a Democratic-leaning veterans’ advocacy group backing Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate, is spending $4 million for a tough ad accusing Scott of ripping off the military’s health care company when he led a healthcare conglomerate. The ad will run 10 days in every media market. (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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