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Andrew Gillum tour heads for Sarasota Saturday

Saturday, Oct. 27, Mayor Andrew Gillum will be making stops in Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, and Tampa on our bus tour. Please let me know if you will be able to attend any of these events, and let me know if you have any questions! Stop 1: Sarasota Early Vote Event at Bethlehem Baptist Church  Event time:

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Scott reinvents record, 30 seconds at a time

Gov. Rick Scott is using campaign advertising to try to reinvent some key elements of his record in the waning weeks of his battle to unseat Bill Nelson, with ads that position him as more of a centrist and downplay his close alliance with President Donald Trump. (Read more in Politico.com)

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Apprentice: Democrats slam Ron DeSantis in latest ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=11q-EpjMR0g “Ron DeSantis is running one of the most dishonest and divisive campaigns in modern Florida political history. Just like Donald Trump, DeSantis is using lies, conspiracies and ugly dog whistles to shamelessly divide Floridians and hide his own scandals,” said FDP spokesperson Kevin Donohoe. “Ron DeSantis’ campaign aims to please one person: Donald Trump

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Poll: Nelson leads Scott by 6 points in Florida Senate race

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) holds a 6-point lead over Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) in the state’s U.S. Senate race with roughly two weeks to go until Election Day, according to a poll released Monday. A Quinnipiac University poll found that Nelson holds a 52 percent to 46 percent lead over Scott among likely voters in the state. His

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FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo: “Andrew Gillum was optimistic, hopeful, substantive — and downright gubernatorial”

Mayor Andrew Gillum participated in his first gubernatorial debate against Ron DeSantis on CNN. In response, Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo released the following statement: “Florida voters saw a clear contrast on the debate stage this evening. Andrew Gillum was optimistic, hopeful, substantive — and downright gubernatorial. Mayor Gillum made clear that he will

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CNN Poll: Democrats up in Florida with two weeks to go

(See more in CNN.com) As the final two weeks of campaigning begin, Democrats hold an edge in both the gubernatorial and Senate contests in the key state of Florida, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum holds a wide 12-point edge over his Republican opponent Rep. Ron DeSantis in the race for

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Ron DeSantis keeps up negative (and false) attacks on Gillum in Tampa

Meeting and greeting Tampa Republicans Saturday, GOP candidate for Florida governor Ron DeSantis gave a speech devoted almost entirely to attacking and mischaracterizing his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, saying little about his own plans or ideas for governing Florida. The event capped a day of campaigning in Central Florida for DeSantis, including a news conference with

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Bloomberg’s gun safety group to spend another $1.8 million on Nikki Fried, Sean Shaw

Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group co-founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Thursday that in addition to throwing $2 million behind Democratic candidates seeking Florida Cabinet positions, it will be dedicating $1.8 million solely to agriculture commissioner nominee Nikki Fried and attorney general hopeful Sean Shaw. (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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After the storm: Andrew Gillum resumes campaigning

There’s so much at stake for Floridians, and I’m ready to get back out there to talk to voters about the issues that matter to them. We have just 19 days left in this race — it’s time to #BringItHome! pic.twitter.com/6nBIy98aB6 — Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 18, 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum returned to the trail

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R. Jai Gillum serves as a positive testimonial to her Husband

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=03G51D9MwTY R. Jai Gillum serves as a positive testimonial to her husband’s widely publicized political story arc. “One thing I can tell you about my husband is that he is a fighter,” R. Jai Gillum says in the spot. “He was the first in his family to graduate high school and college.” She also speaks

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Poll post-Michael: Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis deadlocked; Rick Scott narrowly leads Bill Nelson

The race for Florida governor is essentially tied according to the first public poll conducted after Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle — and changed the course of state politics. Twenty days before Election Day, Democrat Andrew Gillum is at 47 percent, while Republican Ron DeSantis is at 46. However, among those who say they have already voted, DeSantis is

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Joe Biden endorses Sean Shaw for FL Attorney General

I am honored to have the endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden. Vice President Biden is a fighter who has dedicated his life to public service. #ShawforFlorida pic.twitter.com/KTV0Mg1GiT — Sean Shaw (@SShawFL) October 16, 2018 The statewide race for the open Attorney General post is attracting national involvement. Calling state Rep. Sean Shaw a “fighter

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