FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo: “Andrew Gillum was optimistic, hopeful, substantive — and downright gubernatorial”

Mayor Andrew Gillum participated in his first gubernatorial debate against Ron DeSantis on CNN. In response, Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo released the following statement: “Florida voters saw a clear contrast on the debate stage this evening. Andrew Gillum was optimistic, hopeful, substantive — and downright gubernatorial. Mayor Gillum made clear that he will…

Ron DeSantis keeps up negative (and false) attacks on Gillum in Tampa

Meeting and greeting Tampa Republicans Saturday, GOP candidate for Florida governor Ron DeSantis gave a speech devoted almost entirely to attacking and mischaracterizing his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, saying little about his own plans or ideas for governing Florida. The event capped a day of campaigning in Central Florida for DeSantis, including a news conference with…

A Conversation with Candidate Allen Ellison

  The November 6th general election just three weeks away, our local midterm election coverage continues in a conversation with Democratic Congressional candidate Allen Ellison. Ellison is vying to represent Florida’s 17th Congressional District which covers a large swath of central Florida stretching from the Eastern Tampa Bay Area to the western edge of Lake Okeechobee and as…

Bloomberg’s gun safety group to spend another $1.8 million on Nikki Fried, Sean Shaw

Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group co-founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Thursday that in addition to throwing $2 million behind Democratic candidates seeking Florida Cabinet positions, it will be dedicating $1.8 million solely to agriculture commissioner nominee Nikki Fried and attorney general hopeful Sean Shaw. (Read more in TampaBay.com)