Category: Campaigning

Quinnipiac poll shows Gillum, Nelson leading by 7 on eve of election

On the eve of the gubernatorial election, a new poll shows Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum leading Republican candidate Ron DeSantis by 7 points. A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday has Gillum leading DeSantis 50 percent to 43 percent among likely voters. (Read more in Local10.com)

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Democrats Nelson and Gillum lead key Florida Senate and gubernatorial races in final midterm stretch: NBC News/Marist poll

Democrats hold slim leads in Florida’s pivotal statewide races in the final push to Tuesday’s midterm elections, a poll released Monday found. In a Senate race that will help to determine control of the chamber, incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson leads Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 4 percentage points, according to the NBC News/Marist survey. The Democrat …

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Florida turnout hits 5 million as Democrats take very small lead

Florida’s turnout broke the 5-million mark overnight, largely on the strength of the largest early voting turnouts yet on Sunday in the big Democratic counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. By Monday morning, turnout was 5,094,645 or 38.4 percent of the Florida electorate. Democrats make up 40.6 percent of that total, and Republicans account …

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In last weekend of race for Florida governor, it feels like more than a midterm

At some point, it became clear that this election would be different. When organizers pulled out stops they normally save for presidential campaigns, when a U.S. Senate contest cost nearly $100 million, when a worldwide pop star who has never lived in Florida endorsed a candidate on Instagram, it certainly began to feel different. (Read …

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Parkland survivors vote for 1st time, months after massacre

Nine months after 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at their Florida school, Parkland students are finally facing the moment they’ve been leading up to with marches, school walkouts and voter-registration events throughout the country: their first Election Day. (Read more in PBS.org)

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Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue: Florida governor’s race ‘so cotton-pickin’ important’

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue described the stakes of the Florida governor’s election next week as being “cotton-pickin’ important” at a campaign event on Saturday for Republican Ron DeSantis. DeSantis is running against Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is African American. (See VIDEO on CNN.com) 

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Jimmy Buffett decries an “insane two years,” urges Floridians to vote for Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson

Andrew Gillum shared a stage with laid-back Mr. Margaritaville Saturday, but struck a somber note a day after a gunman killed two people in a Tallahassee yoga studio. Appearing with headliner Jimmy Buffett, the Tallahassee mayor and Democratic nominee for governor pledged to a sun-baked crowd at an outdoor amphitheater that his election to the …

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Nikki Fried holds slim lead in final poll of Ag. Commissioner race

If Election Day were today, Democrat Nikki Fried would eke out a victory over Republican Matt Caldwell in Agriculture Commissioner race. That’s according to a new survey from St. Pete Polls conducted Thursday. The poll, commissioned by Florida Politics, found Fried leading by just under a percentage point with 6 percent of voters still undecided. (Read more in FloridaPolitics.com)

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Charlotte County Democrats reveal Greg Steube’s Polluting Contributors

  Charlotte County Democrats are sponsoring a Facebook campaign that reveals FL-17 Congressional Candidate Greg Steube’s contributors include big polluters Mosaic Mining and Big Sugar. The campaign also notes that Veterans for Common Sense gives Steube a grade of zero and that Steube does not even live in the 17th District.

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Former President Barack Obama stumps for Democrats in South Florida

Former President Barack Obama will attend a rally at the Ice Palace film studio near Downtown Miami, where he will urge voters to cast their ballot for Gillum – who is seeking the become the state’s first black governor and the first Democrat to win in two decades – as well as U.S. Sen. Bill …

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