Democrats fill vacancy in District 17 congressional race

Editor’s note: The Sun’s account of Monday night’s election appeared in the Wednesday edition. Charlotte County Democrats received the news on CharlotteDems.com Monday night, only minutes after the election was completed. CharlotteDems Newsletter subscribers received the breaking news in their inboxes at 5:00 AM on Tuesday. These are compelling reasons to check our Web site frequently…

Democrats hammer Ron DeSantis on five-year anniversary of federal government shutdown

Five years ago, the federal government shut down. And on Monday, three Florida Democrats reminded Florida media of Ron DeSantis‘ role in “masterminding” it. DeSantis, now the Republican nominee for Governor, was in his first term representing Florida’s 6th Congressional District at the time. And he and his Tea Party colleagues were uniquely positioned to exact…

Nikki Fried to NRA: ‘I won’t be beholden to you’

Nikki Fried, the Democratic candidate for the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, sent a clear message to the National Rifle Association Monday morning: “I won’t be beholden to you.”

The message comes in the form of a signed letter to NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer. Fried says the letter was prompted by a Tampa Bay Times report that unveiled emails exchanged between Hammer and officials within the agriculture commissioner’s office.

Six potential Democratic candidates for Congressional Dist. 17 – But NOT Pollard.

The field of potential candidates for Congressional District 17 includes four who applied to the Florida Democratic Party by the Friday noon deadline: Eileen Game of Avon Park, Allen Ellison of Sebring, Christopher Cause of Davenport, and Greg Pilkington of Indian Lake Estates. Surprisingly, April Freeman’s opponent in the Democratic Primary, Bill Pollard, was not…

Process to Replace April Freeman as Congressional Candidate is on hold until at least Monday

Florida Democratic Party officials have been forced to delay selection of a replacement candidate in the election of FL US Representative Dist. 17 until at least Monday. United States District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich ordered the delay at the request of two potential candidates, Pam Keith, and Roy David Walker. The delay was announced during a 10…