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 MiamiHerald.com)
Four Democratic candidates presented their visions for Florida on education, health care, the environment, the economy and guns. But one candidate’s record got more attention than any other.
The person who occupies the Governor’s Mansion has no say in any impeachment process. Still, where a candidate stands on impeachment could matter a great deal to Democratic primary voters. Here’s a quick roundup:
State Sen. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican, officially declared his intention to vie for the U.S. House of Representative District 17 seat earlier this week, joining a few others. And on Thursday, State Rep. Julio Gonzalez, a Venice Republican, threw his hat in the ring.
Tuesday night’s NOVA Republican Club meeting in Nokomis was supposed to have a little different feel to it. Representative Tom Rooney with Florida’s 17th Congressional District was scheduled to be at the meeting, but at the last minute, the congressman backed out of it.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran staged a debate Tuesday, February 13th.
Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine‘s showy entry Wednesday morning into the Florida governor’s race showed the Democrat is ready to take on the legacies of Republicans Gov. Rick Scott and President Donald Trump yet he rarely strayed from the policies and promises of the first three Democratic candidates running, Gwen Graham, Andrew Gillum, or Chris King.