Candidates Address Impact of Covid-19 on Seniors and Black Americans

On June 18 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm the Charlotte County Democratic Party will host a virtual roundtable discussion with three candidates: Allen Ellison—Candidate U.S. Congressional District 17 David Jones —Candidate State House District 75 Katherine Norman—Candidate State Senate District 23 The roundtable discussion allows voters to get to know their Democratic candidates who will address…

Deceptive Republican Campaign Mailings Arrive in Charlotte County

Official-looking forms mimic Census Questionnaire   The Republican Party is mailing campaign literature that looks like US census forms to voters across the country including here in Charlotte County. The mailings are titled “2020 Congressional District Census” and instruct the recipients to “answer all questions to the best of your ability.” The mailing asks respondents…

Democrats target Florida Hispanics in 2020

Democrats are looking to make inroads with Florida Latinos as President Trump prepares to launch an aggressive effort to court the state’s fastest-growing voter bloc. Eager to avoid a repeat of 2018, when two Trump allies edged out Democrats in the state’s Senate and gubernatorial contests, Democrats are wading into Florida’s Hispanic communities earlier this time around,…

Getting Ready for 2020:

A Q&A on Candidate Recruitment: Perspectives from Teresa Jenkins, Vice Chair of the Charlotte County Democrats and lead recruiter for candidates to run on the Democratic ticket in our local elections Question: What’s being done now to prepare for the 2020 election? Jenkins: We are gearing up and are excited and enthused. Early this year,…

For Democrats, 2020 race for Florida cash and talent is ‘wide open’

Democrats lining up to challenge President Donald Trump have barely begun to tap fundraisers or woo voters in Florida, leaving money and campaign talent up for grabs in the nation’s largest swing state. Only two — California Sen. Kamala Harris and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar — have active finance operations in Florida, and some veteran operatives in the state…

Democrats Nelson and Gillum lead key Florida Senate and gubernatorial races in final midterm stretch: NBC News/Marist poll

Democrats hold slim leads in Florida’s pivotal statewide races in the final push to Tuesday’s midterm elections, a poll released Monday found. In a Senate race that will help to determine control of the chamber, incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson leads Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 4 percentage points, according to the NBC News/Marist survey. The Democrat…

Jimmy Buffett decries an “insane two years,” urges Floridians to vote for Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson

Andrew Gillum shared a stage with laid-back Mr. Margaritaville Saturday, but struck a somber note a day after a gunman killed two people in a Tallahassee yoga studio. Appearing with headliner Jimmy Buffett, the Tallahassee mayor and Democratic nominee for governor pledged to a sun-baked crowd at an outdoor amphitheater that his election to the…