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‘Year of the Woman’ for Florida Democrats

As 2018 comes to a close, Florida’s political landscape does not look dramatically different — from a partisan perspective — than before the election. There’s still a Republican in the governor’s mansion. The GOP still controls both chambers of the Florida Legislature. Republicans still hold a majority of the state’s congressional seats. (Read more in …

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Sean Shaw makes clear politics is in his future

In November, Sean Shaw got 3,744,912 votes running for state attorney general, enough to win any previous Florida attorney general race by a wide margin, but he still lost to another Tampa candidate, Republican Ashley Moody. That’s enough to make Shaw a prime Democratic electoral prospect in the future, even leaving aside his personal profile …

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Rift in Charlotte Co. Republicans reveals bi-partisan support for Democrat Joan Fischer

A story in the Charlotte Sun demonstrates that Charlotte County Democratic Commission candidate Joan Fischer attracted bi-partisan support during November’s election. The Sun’s article begins: “Susan Hutt had decided to quit her volunteer job with the Charlotte County Republican Party, after hearing background chatter on her support for a Democratic candidate for county commissioner.” (Read …

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Democratic Party Announces Visit by Andrew Gillum

  Punta Gorda — Oct. 29, 2018 — Charlotte County Democratic Chair Patrick Hurley announced today that Florida’s Democratic Candidate for Governor, Andrew Gillum, will visit Punta Gorda on Tuesday, Oct. 30 as part of his statewide bus tour. A 4:00 PM appearance at St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church, 605 Mary St., Punta Gorda FL …

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Scott promised to be the greenest governor, but wound up labeled ‘Red Tide Rick’

The last time Gov. Rick Scott ran for office, when he was seeking re-election in 2014, he vowed to be the greenest governor Florida has ever seen. “Florida’s natural beauty is a big reason why this is the best state in the country to call home,” he said. But his campaign for the U.S. Senate …

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Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis debate again tonight. Here’s how to watch it.

The candidates for Florida governor are scheduled to debate for the second and final time, three days after their first testy encounter. Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum will meet Wednesday night at a community college near Fort Lauderdale. (Read more in The debate is airing in media markets throughout Florida. It is sponsored …

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Andrew Gillum’s Vision for America Should Be Every Democrat’s Closing Argument

Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum is in the midst of a toss-up race with former congressman and serial accidental racist Ron DeSantis, a designation that prompted CNN to broadcast Sunday night’s debate between the two men live on national television. As evidenced by this exchange, in which DeSantis responds to a question about whether Donald Trump is …

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Florida governor debate: Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum face off

Former congressman Ron DeSantis, a Republican, and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, just squared off at a one hour-debate in Tampa. The election is just more than two weeks away and Gillum is up according to the latest CNN poll. Here’s what you need to know about how the debate went down: (See the debate …

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