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Introducing our six candidates for FDP Chair

Editor’s Note:  Since Terrie Rizzo announced she will not run for re-election, six candidates have announced their candidacy for Chair of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP). Below are the announcements by Dr. Cynthia Moore Chestnut and former Miami-Dade Mayor Mannie Diaz, followed by articles on candidates Dr. Janelle Christensen, President of the Democratic Environmental Caucus

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”23931″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]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

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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

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Blue Wave Coalition’s winning strategies come to Gulf Coast

by Jane Merriam, CCDEC Secretary Imagine more than doubling the number of Democratic elected officials in your area. That is what a grassroots organization did in St. Johns County in the 2018 elections. (St. Johns County is located on the Atlantic coast and St. Augustine is the county seat.) The grassroots organization, St. Johns County

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Relationships key for successful campaigns

A campaign manager for Amy McGrath, running for U.S. Senate against Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), was in town visiting family. Taking some time from their visit, Scott Johnson and his father, Steve, stopped by the Charlotte Dems office to chat about Scott’s experiences with McGrath’s 2018 Congressional campaign. Like many of us, Scott had no

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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,

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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,

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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

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PredictIt: Odds favor Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson

Plenty of internet experts have all sorts of predictions as to what will happen Tuesday night. But those putting their money where their mouth is see good news for Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson in their respective races for Governor and U.S. Senate. As of the drafting of this piece (though with numbers subject to change), the

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Parkland students make a final push for youth vote

Emma González joined a dozen student leaders on the steps of the state Capitol Monday with a message to young voters: “Tomorrow is your chance to be a hero for yourself.” The students have been traveling the country on a nine-month voter registration effort — the Vote for Our Lives tour. (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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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

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Florida turnout hits 5 million as Democrats take very small lead

Florida’s turnout broke the 5-million mark overnight, largely on the strength of the largest early voting turnouts yet on Sunday in the big Democratic counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. By Monday morning, turnout was 5,094,645 or 38.4 percent of the Florida electorate. Democrats make up 40.6 percent of that total, and Republicans account

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