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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Emmy award winning journalist Jim Blue of Punta Gorda (D) is vowing to end “Tallahassee’s politics of distraction” as he enters the race for State House District 76. On Sunday, Blue announced his plans to run in 2024 to represent the district, which stretches through DeSoto and Charlotte Counties to the banks of the Caloosahatchee
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.
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.
By JENNIFER SHUTT , Florida Phoenix, July 14, 2023. WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris’ poll numbers have stagnated at a lower level than many of her predecessors’ ratings, a daunting problem for a running mate as the 2024 presidential campaign gets underway. Professors and political experts interviewed by States Newsroom say there are several
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,
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
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,
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,
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Here is the link to the SRQ Magazine article: https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2022-08-29/19998_Kale-Feels-Drawn-to-Challenge-Steube
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
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
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
On August 23rd in the primary election, all Charlotte County voters – including more than 35,000 Democrats and 43,000 Independent voters – will have the opportunity to choose the County Commissioners to represent Districts 2 and 4. In an effort to inform the voters of the candidates’ positions on critical issues, Charlotte County Democrats asked