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WATCH: Editors interview Democratic candidates for Florida governor

The five candidates who hope to win the Democratic nomination for Florida governor will sit down with the editorial page editors of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald and Palm Beach Post on Friday, Aug. 3, for back-to-back, hour-long interviews about their records, their campaigns and why they’re best suited to lead Florida. (CLICK…

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Democratic Candidates for Florida Governor’s Office Debate Thursday

The Thursday, August 2 Democratic Gubernatorial Debate is ON and WILL BE HELD, despite any FB rumors to the contrary! Join us in Debate Watch Parties around the state to cheer on all our terrific Democratic candidates & help you make your choice for the nominee! See details below. On Thursday, August 8, the Florida…

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Agriculture Commissioner Candidates Speak at “Politics in the Park”

  Both Democratic candidates for Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services attended the Charlotte County DEC’s “Politics in the Park” event on Saturday, July 21st. Nikki Fried and R. David Walker spoke to hundreds of people at Harbour Heights Park. Both talked with    

‘Future of Florida on the line’: Dem. gubernatorial candidates debate

In the race for the governor’s mansion, five democratic candidates participated in a gubernatorial debate Wednesday evening at hosted by WINK News at Florida Gulf Coast University. Several questions asked during the hour-long debate focused on issues here in Southwest Florida: water quality, school safety, and area industries. (Watch the Debate on WINKNews)    

Agriculture Commissioner Candidate R. David Walker visits Charlotte DEC

Democratic candidate for Florida State Agriculture Commissioner R. David Walker spoke before Monday evening’s meeting of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee. Walker says his background as a scientist gives him a unique perspective on the issues facing farmers and consumers in the Sunshine State. And he assured those in the audience that he would…

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Born without arms, Sarasota state Senate candidate has long fought for disability rights

Democrat Olivia Babis is challenging Republican Rep. Joe Gruters for the District 23 seat. Olivia Babis often had to fight for equal rights growing up as a person with a disability. Now the Sarasota Democrat wants to take the lessons she learned through her personal advocacy and help others who are struggling. Babis, 41, filed…

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Democrat Catherine Price files for Senate District 26

Lake Wales Democrat Catherine Price announced Friday that she would run for the Senate District 26 seat being vacated by Sebring Sen. Denise Grimsley, who is running for Agriculture Commissioner in the fall. “Tallahassee seems to be broken and our state is in desperate need of better political leadership. We need legislators who are educated, experienced, and committed…

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Putnam Agonistes: The Struggle is Real

Even Some Supporters are Beginning to Question Whether Adam Putnam is “Ready for the Big Leagues” Adam Putnam’s campaign for governor is threatened by a clear and present danger: Adam Putnam himself. The candidate’s long career in Washington, his “proud NRA sellout” self-own, and his clear effort to out-Trump Ron DeSantis are haunting his campaign…

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Miami Herald: The Democrats have stellar candidates for Florida governor

After 20 years in the wilderness, Florida Democrats are dreaming of recapturing the Governor’s Mansion in 2018. With President Trump’s historically low popularity and a recent spate of wins in special elections, including two in Florida, the optimism is justified. (Read more in

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