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Democrats heading to Florida for party’s first mega-event of 2020 presidential campaign

Just as President Donald Trump used Florida as the stage to formally kick off his re-election effort, Democrats are using the state as the location for the first mega-event of their primary season — a pair of high-stakes candidate debates in Miami. The twin debates, with 10 candidates on Wednesday and 10 on Thursday, provide opportunity …

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New poll shows Biden and other top Democrats beating Trump in Florida

As President Donald Trump heads to Florida on Tuesday to officially declare his reelection bid in 2020, he’s trailing multiple top Democratic candidates in the battleground Sunshine State, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Former Vice President Joe Biden bests Trump in a hypothetical matchup for the general election, by 50% to 41%. This includes 7% …

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Democratic Punta Gorda Councilman Gary Wein not seeking 3rd term

With the 2019 city elections coming in November, Council Member and former Vice Mayor Gary Wein has opted not to run for re-election. Rounding out his second term as the District 3 representative, Wein made the announcement at Wednesday’s City Council Meeting. (Read more in Sun)

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Allen Ellison throws his hat into 2020 Dist. 17 Congressional Race

Allen Ellison, the Sebring Democrat who took on the District 17  race during the closing days of the 2018 campaign, says he will run for Congress again in 2020. Speaking at Monday evening’s meeting of the Charlotte Co. Democratic Executive Committee, Ellison declared his candidacy for the US House district that includes all of Hardee, …

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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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