Category: Campaigning

Relationships key for successful campaigns

A campaign manager for Amy McGrath, running for U.S. Senate against Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), was in town visiting family. Taking some time from their visit, Scott Johnson and his father, Steve, stopped by the Charlotte Dems office to chat about Scott’s experiences with McGrath’s 2018 Congressional campaign. Like many of us, Scott had no …

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Democrats target Florida Hispanics in 2020

Democrats are looking to make inroads with Florida Latinos as President Trump prepares to launch an aggressive effort to court the state’s fastest-growing voter bloc. Eager to avoid a repeat of 2018, when two Trump allies edged out Democrats in the state’s Senate and gubernatorial contests, Democrats are wading into Florida’s Hispanic communities earlier this time around, …

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Getting Ready for 2020:

A Q&A on Candidate Recruitment: Perspectives from Teresa Jenkins, Vice Chair of the Charlotte County Democrats and lead recruiter for candidates to run on the Democratic ticket in our local elections Question: What’s being done now to prepare for the 2020 election? Jenkins: We are gearing up and are excited and enthused. Early this year, …

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For Democrats, 2020 race for Florida cash and talent is ‘wide open’

Democrats lining up to challenge President Donald Trump have barely begun to tap fundraisers or woo voters in Florida, leaving money and campaign talent up for grabs in the nation’s largest swing state. Only two — California Sen. Kamala Harris and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar — have active finance operations in Florida, and some veteran operatives in the state …

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PredictIt: Odds favor Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson

Plenty of internet experts have all sorts of predictions as to what will happen Tuesday night. But those putting their money where their mouth is see good news for Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson in their respective races for Governor and U.S. Senate. As of the drafting of this piece (though with numbers subject to change), the …

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Parkland students make a final push for youth vote

Emma González joined a dozen student leaders on the steps of the state Capitol Monday with a message to young voters: “Tomorrow is your chance to be a hero for yourself.” The students have been traveling the country on a nine-month voter registration effort — the Vote for Our Lives tour. (Read more in

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A Centrist and a Liberal Test Florida, and Democrats Everywhere Watch Closely

The senior senator came out first, all drawl and political muscle memory — the man with the golden-est hair in the room and an entrance song, “Eye of the Tiger,” from 1982. “Wow,” Senator Bill Nelson managed, greeting a few thousand Democrats packed between the barricades of an indoor event space on Friday to see …

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