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Ron DeSantis is betting you won’t click on this campaign finance story

By Matt Bai, Contributing columnist, The Washington Post, Dec 18, 2023. Life, like the DeSantis campaign, will be over before you know it, so I won’t waste too much time talking about a candidate who probably isn’t going anywhere. Though Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis might fade into irrelevance, his shameless and shady campaign for the Republican nomination is

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Dem state lawmakers support Debbie Mucarsel-Powell for US Senate

By MITCH PERRY , Florida Phoenix,  Nov. 20, 2023. A dozen sitting state lawmakers and one former state legislator announced Monday that they are the latest group of Florida Democrats to publicly declare their support for Debbie Mucarsel-Powell for U.S. Senate in 2024. State Sens. Tracie Davis and Victor Torres are endorsing the former South Florida member

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DeSantis gets mixed reviews from 1st GOP presidential debate

By MITCH PERRY, The Florida Phoenix,  Aug 24, 2023  MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 23: Republican presidential candidates (L-R), former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy participate in the first debate of the GOP primary season hosted by FOX News at the Fiserv Forum on August 23, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell launches challenge to Rick Scott

By Jim Turner,  News Service of Florida, Aug 22, 2023 TALLAHASSEE — Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, an immigrant born in Ecuador who served one term in Congress, entered the race Tuesday to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott in 2024. The announcement made Mucarsel-Powell the top name in a Democratic field that includes former U.S.

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Candidates we all must support on Nov 8th

Learn more about our great Democratic candidates by clicking the links below! For US Senator, Val Demings https://valdemings.com/home/ For Governor, Charlie Crist and for Lieutenant Governor, Karla Hernandez https://charliecrist.com/ https://mobile.twitter.com/karlaforflorida For U.S. Congressional District 17, Andrea Doria Kale https://www.andreadoriakale.com/ For FL CFO, Adam Hattersley https://www.adamforflorida.com/ For FL Attorney General, Aramis Ayala https://www.aramisayalafl.com/ For FL Agriculture Commissioner,

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Vote for Demings, Crist and Kale

The following Letter to the  Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. The Democratic party hasn’t shifted left, it’s the Republican party that has been hijacked by MAGA extremists and are now so far right that everyone else appears “liberal” to them. Listen up: those “libs” get things done. Unfix your

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Greg Steube just doesn’t measure up

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. In its Oct 13th editorial “Steube faces challenger for Congress”, the Daily Sun appropriately points out that the incumbent has been an arrogant, gun-toting, self-serving, extremely right-wing, Big Lie-supporting politician who has consistently voted against the interests of his constituents,

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DeSantis is unimpressive outside the right-wing media bubble

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, October 26, 2022. If pundit-picked GOP front-runners performed as expected, former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker or former Florida governor Jeb Bush would have been the 2016 nominee. What makes for an electable governor in a red state doesn’t always make someone a viable presidential candidate. Candidates have to be appealing,

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Albritton challenged by Proia for State Senate seat

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 22, 2022. OUR POSITION: Republican Sen. Ben Albritton seeks a return to the Florida Senate in District 27 against Democrat Christopher Proia, a first-time candidate. Christopher Proia fully realizes the challenge he faces. The 40-year-old, first-time political candidate is challenging powerful Republican Sen. Ben Albritton

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Andrea Doria Kale
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Steube faces challenger for Congress

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 13, 2022.  We are extremely disappointed that the staff would not endorse our Democratic candidate, who clearly will be a more moral, ethical, viable and effective representative for Floridians.  Please vote for Andrea Doria Kale as your Congressional District 17 Representative!  Republican U.S. Rep.

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How a law-and-order Democrat could disrupt Rubio’s glide to reelection

Vote for Chief Val Demings to be our US Senator! Contribute to her campaign HERE. By Lizette Alvarez, contributing columnist, The Washington Post, October 10, 2022. On the cover of Time magazine, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in 2013 was billed as “The Republican Savior” — a 41-year-old conservative Cuban American wunderkind who was “the new voice of the

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Why you should NOT vote for Rubio

Overall Summary: Senator Rubio opposes taxing businesses, restrict money in politics, consumer protection, disaster relief, funding education, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, gun control, public health, foreign and humanitarian aid, humane immigration policy, labor rights and wages, LGBTQ rights, internet freedom, avoiding default, poverty amelioration, racial equality, increasing revenues, taxing the wealthy, a robust safety

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Andrea Doria Kale
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Why I am running for office

By Andrea Doria Kale,  our Democratic candidate for US Congressional District 17 President Biden recently gave a speech with a powerful message. His remarks were addressed not to the average person, but to the MAGAs in Congress and insurrectionists such as the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Marco Rubio admits his anti-abortion stance is too extreme for Florida 

Editor’s note: Elect Val Demings to be our US Senator on November 8th to represent YOU! After telling Floridians that he supports abortion bans beginning “at the moment of conception” without exceptions for rape and incest, Marco Rubio admitted in a new interview that he knows his position is too extreme for Florida. When asked by NBC6 whether

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The last two Lt. Governors with education backgrounds were GOP; the next should be a powerhouse Democrat

By DANIELLE J. BROWN, Florida Phoenix, Sept 2, 2022 When Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist picked his running mate last weekend — educator and teacher union president Karla Hernández-Mats — it wasn’t going to be the usual lieutenant governor. The last two lieutenant governors with an education background were Republicans. This time, it could be

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Don’t underestimate Charlie Crist. He’s going for DeSantis’s jugular.

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, August 24, 2022. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) obliterated opponent Nikki Fried in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Florida governor. And now Crist, himself a former Republican governor of the state, goes up against the current Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, who has visions of the Oval Office dancing in his head. Just as Lawton

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Don’t underestimate Val Demings. She’s got Marco Rubio pegged.

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, August 22, 2022. Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) is in her third House term, but her decades of experience in law enforcement come through whatever the topic. It not only peppers her language but also provides her with a perspective that differs starkly from that of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), whose seat she’s

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A very personal message from Andrea Doria Kale, our Democratic candidate for Florida’s 17th Congressional District 

Dear Charlotte County Friends, I am pleased to announce that my website https://www.andreadoriakale.com/  launched on Friday as well as my Facebook campaign https://facebook.com/andreadoriakale and Twitter accounts https://twitter.com/andreadoriakale. Most of you are aware that redistricting took place in Florida this year.  Florida was one of three states that didn’t settle their districts until the end of April.  Governor DeSantis got his way

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