Category: Campaigning

Democrats reach out to rural voters in some of Florida’s strongest Republican counties

The goal of the tour is to reach out to voters and support candidates in communities that have not had Democratic representation for years, in some cases decades. Beginning Tuesday night with a stop in LaBelle —a city of 4,700 in Hendry County —the party has planned visits to Putnam, Bay, Okaloosa, Walton County, Washington, Franklin, Jackson, Wakulla…

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Reminder: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate Monday Night

Tonight, four of the Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates will participate in a debate in South Florida. The debate will be streamed LIVE on SEIU Florida’s Facebook page, Website and WLRN radio. It will be the third time this year that the Democratic candidates will debate, and they will debate again next on July 18th in Fort Myers. The Republican…

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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

Candidates for Congressional Dist. 17 File Finances

While candidates from all around Rep. Tom Rooney’s congressional district have explored efforts to succeed the retiring lawmaker, two Sarasota legislators have set themselves apart with fundraising and endorsements. And with the release of first-quarter fundraising figures, state Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, surprised many

Scott running for Senate in epic showdown with Nelson

Florida Gov. Rick Scott makes his long-awaited Senate candidacy official Monday, setting up an epic battle against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and testing the limits of whether a close alliance with President Donald Trump is political poison or a pathway to success in the nation’s biggest swing state.

Scott’s Weakness in Senate Bid

“Rick Scott’s decision to run for U.S. Senate will go down as one of the biggest mistakes in recent Florida political history,” American Bridge 21st Century predicted in a campaign strategy memorandum

Parkland, hurricanes and Trump shaping Florida Senate race between Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

GOP Gov. Rick Scott has yet to officially announce he’ll run to unseat Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., but three extraordinary events during the past 18 months are already shaping the contours of a race that could determine control of the U.S. Senate next year

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