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Tom Sullivan, District 4 County Commissioner candidate, answers Charlotte Dems’ questions

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

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Jaha Cummings, District 2 County Commissioner candidate, answers Charlotte Dems’ questions

In the August 23rd primary election all Charlotte County voters – including more than 35,000 Democrats and 43,000 Independent voters – will have the opportunity to choose the next County Commissioners representing Districts 2 and 4. In an effort to inform the voters of the candidates’ positions on critical issues, Charlotte County Democrats asked all

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Stephen Deutsch, District 4 County Commissioner candidate, answers Charlotte Dems’ questions

In the August 23rd 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 representing Districts 2 and 4. In an effort to inform the voters of the candidates’ positions on critical issues, Charlotte County Democrats asked all six

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Marco Rubio has spent years trying to cut Medicare

Florida is home to more seniors benefiting from Medicare than almost any other state in the country. But as Floridians mark the anniversary of Medicare being signed into law, Marco Rubio is doubling down on his years-long efforts to undermine seniors’ health care: Rubio supported a 2012 budget plan that aimed to “end Medicare as

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Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried tangle over abortion, housing crisis in Florida governor debate

By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau | USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA, July 22, 2022. TALLAHASSEE — Democrats Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried tangled Thursday night over affordable housing, the economy, climate change and abortion, but agreed that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has to be stopped from winning a second term during a tough-edged, hour-long televised debate. Crist and Fried also turned

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Candidates for the Charlotte County Commission District 4 seat

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on July 18, 2022. The competition to fill the District 4 seat on the Charlotte County Commission features the incumbent and two challengers — a rare three-person contest and, just as rare, an open primary. Because no Democrat or no party affiliation candidate filed, all registered

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Candidates for the Airport Authority District 2 seat

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on July 17, 2022. In what is probably the most contentious — and possibly most important — Punta Gorda Airport Authority race in history, incumbent Rob Hancik is facing a strong challenge from newcomer Eric Bretan in the Aug. 23 primary election. The winner earns a

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Kale to run against Steube for District 17 Congressional seat

Donate to her campaign by clicking HERE.  By Sue Erwin, Daily Sun Staff Writer, July 5, 2022. NORTH PORT — Andrea Doria Kale, of North Port, is running against U.S. Rep. Greg Steube for his U.S. House of Representatives seat. Steube, a Republican, has been Florida’s 17th District congressman since 2019. Kale, a Democrat, has

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Crist says DeSantis trying to ‘score political points with red meat, hard right, toothless crowd

By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, April 25, 2022. A surefire way to get Florida’s Democratic voters amped up is to invoke Gov. Ron DeSantis, a polarizing figure rivaling former President Donald Trump for the ire he elicits on the left in his home state. So the Democratic candidates for governor take every opportunity to pillory DeSantis and paint him

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Making Florida work for everyone

By Annette Taddeo, Jan 31, 2022 While our governor is auditioning for the voters of Iowa, I’m focused on delivering for Florida and addressing the real issues we’re facing. Unfortunately, the plain truth is that in Tallahassee, if you’re a major corporation or a well-heeled insider–these last few years have been pretty good to you.

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Val Demings:  ‘Marco Rubio is afraid of a tough fight. I am not.’

By Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post Columnist, June 10, 2021 Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), one of the House managers during the first impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, made it official on Wednesday. She’s going after the Senate seat now held by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Her slick announcement video declares that she’ll “Never tire.” Demings, who for a time

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Allen Ellison: a much more decent representative

By Bill Welsch, Charlotte County Dems writer, and Indivisible SWFL leader When Allen Ellison, our Democratic nominee for US House of Representatives, FL District 17, was a boy of eleven, his dad told him: “If you can play two songs on the piano by Christmas, I will buy you a go-kart.”  Allen won the bet,

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Introducing David Jones, Democratic Nominee for Florida House District 75

By Linda Conklin, Charlotte County Dems writer David and Patti Jones called Toledo, Ohio home for many years, where they raised five children. Their move to Charlotte County was to “live the dream”,  taking advantage of our beautiful beaches, their love of boating, and to provide a vacation destination for their children and grandchildren. David

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