Category: Campaigning

Free online courses teach Democrats how to run campaigns

There’s an ongoing effort to teach Democrats across the country and down the ballot how to run effective campaigns. It’s led by the National Democratic Training Committee, which recently told media it is seeking to supplement the anticipated ‘blue wave’ Democrats are banking on this midterm by providing free online training to any Democrat in any race….

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Meet the Candidates Forum Wednesday

On Wednesday, August 1st, the Charlotte County Curmudgeon Club is holding a Meet the Candidates Forum at the Charlotte County Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., beginning at 6:00 P.M., continuing until all candidates have had a chance to answer questions. Organizers say almost all candidates for local office, and the two candidates for District Attorney…

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As Rick Scott abandons job, Floridians are left behind

New reporting from Politico found that Rick Scott has given up on doing the job of governor, instead focusing full time on extending his political career. While abandoning his official job, he fundraised with oil and gas special interests and the founder of the company at the center of the SunPass Scandal. Here are some key points from Politico’s report: •”Even as…

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Gubernatorial Debate in Fort Myers

This Wednesday, July 18, the Florida Democratic Party will be hosting a Democratic Gubernatorial Debate in Fort Myers. The debate will be held at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Cohen Center and will be broadcasted live on WINK News in Southwest Florida and on This will be the first time all five Democratic candidates—Andrew Gillum,…

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And the winner of DeSantis vs. Putnam debate? Trump!

Republican gubernatorial candidates Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam faced off in a nationally televised debate Thursday, and Donald Trump was the star of the show. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Putnam gushed about the president, vowing to support his reelection in 2020 even though Trump has endorsed DeSantis. (Read more in     Florida Democratic Party…

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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

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