Category: Opinion

Rick Scott’s slimy claim of fraud

Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s apparent victory over incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) was one of Democrats’ bigger disappointments on Election Day. But the margin was close enough to trigger an automatic recount, and since Tuesday, Scott’s lead has narrowed from 56,000 votes to just more than 12,000 votes. So, in a preview of the …

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democratic Party makes history here

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor from CCDEC member Vielka Wambold was published in the Sun on Friday, November 9th: Editor: The Charlotte County Democratic Party continued making history during this 2018 election year. An example is “a first time for Charlotte County” Oct. 30 “Bring It Home” campaign tour stop at …

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Letter to the Editor: Stakes too high to vote Republican

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor written by Charlotte DEC Government Issues Chair Teresa Jenkins was published in the Sun on Sunday, Oct. 28. Editor: The stakes are high. Donald Trump’s yes-man, Ron DeSantis, said he couldn’t name a single issue on which he disagrees with Trump. “Rick Scott of Florida is …

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Letter to the Editor: Examine your conscience before voting

CharlotteDems Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor written by Charlotte Co. DEC Vice Chair Betty Gissendanner was published in the Sun on Sunday, Oct. 28. Editor: Retirees, please vote for a senator who will protect Medicare and Social Security, our stopgap to poverty. Certainly, you cannot vote for Scott, who is the face …

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Letter to the Editor: Scott, DeSantis bad for environment

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: The following Letter to the Editor by Charlotte Democratic Environmental Caucus member Mary Lundeberg was published in the Charlotte Sun, Saturday, Oct. 27 Editor: Red Tide Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis have had a recent environmental conversion during this election year. Can we believe their campaign promises? Not if actions speak louder …

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Editorial: Record shows DeSantis is no conservationist

As he runs for Florida governor, Ron DeSantis has styled himself as a “Teddy Roosevelt conservationist.” His voting record tells a different story. As a member of Congress, DeSantis voted to roll back protections for public lands, slash environmental safeguards and undermine scientific integrity in the development of regulations. The League of Conservation Voters gave …

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Scott has made it a policy to enrich himself in office

Rick Scott’s campaign finally ran out of talking points about the governor’s finances. The latest evidence of Scott mixing public service and private profit involves the contractor for SunPass toll collections. The Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times reported last week that Scott has ties to the vendor, Conduent, through his and his wife’s investment …

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EDITORIAL: Andrew Gillum will be a governor for all Floridians

Andrew Gillum is the best candidate to pull Florida back to the center, back to making sure the middle class and working class don’t continue to bear the brunt of Tallahassee’s misguided spending; back to acting on behalf of the Floridians denied health insurance by the current administration; back to putting public schools, which serve …

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OPINION: Turning the Toxic Tide: Florida is at historic crossroads; its leaders must act decisively

 As they have for decades, the real estate brochures and tourism campaigns continue to tout Florida as a sun-kissed Shangri-la, blessed with clear blue waters and pristine beaches that look like paradise. Those of us who live here know paradise is in trouble. (Read Editorial in TCPalm.com)

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EDITORIAL: Re-elect Bill Nelson to the Senate. He puts Florida’s interests first.

Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott was a political unknown before he ran for governor eight years ago and rode into office on the tea party wave. Reelected in 2014, the term-limited state leader wants to move to the national stage. Floridians should say No. There is too much at stake for Florida — and the nation …

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