New reporting from Politico found that Rick Scott has given up on doing the job of governor, instead focusing full time on extending his political career. While abandoning his official job, he fundraised with oil and gas special interests and the founder of the company at the center of the SunPass Scandal. Here are some key points from Politico’s report: •”Even as
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This Wednesday, July 18, the Florida Democratic Party will be hosting a Democratic Gubernatorial Debate in Fort Myers. The debate will be held at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Cohen Center and will be broadcasted live on WINK News in Southwest Florida and on Winknews.com. This will be the first time all five Democratic candidates—Andrew Gillum,
Republican gubernatorial candidates Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam faced off in a nationally televised debate Thursday, and Donald Trump was the star of the show. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Putnam gushed about the president, vowing to support his reelection in 2020 even though Trump has endorsed DeSantis. (Read more in TampaBay.com) Florida Democratic Party
The goal of the tour is to reach out to voters and support candidates in communities that have not had Democratic representation for years, in some cases decades. Beginning Tuesday night with a stop in LaBelle —a city of 4,700 in Hendry County —the party has planned visits to Putnam, Bay, Okaloosa, Walton County, Washington, Franklin, Jackson, Wakulla
Tonight, four of the Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates will participate in a debate in South Florida. The debate will be streamed LIVE on SEIU Florida’s Facebook page, Website and WLRN radio. It will be the third time this year that the Democratic candidates will debate, and they will debate again next on July 18th in Fort Myers. The Republican
Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday released the first digital ad of his re-election campaign, highlighting his trip into space in a feel-good appeal about reaching higher. “In Florida, we don’t just reach for the stars, we travel to them.” (Read more in TampaBay.com)
Sarasota County Democratic Party Chairwoman JoAnne DeVries has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate campaign violated federal election law. (Read more in HeraldTribune.com)
While candidates from all around Rep. Tom Rooney’s congressional district have explored efforts to succeed the retiring lawmaker, two Sarasota legislators have set themselves apart with fundraising and endorsements. And with the release of first-quarter fundraising figures, state Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, surprised many
American Bridge’s new video highlights how,at staged event after staged event, Rick Scott repeats the same meaningless, poll-tested speech, while hiding from the public and refusing to answer questions from the press (Read more in TampaBay.com)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott makes his long-awaited Senate candidacy official Monday, setting up an epic battle against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and testing the limits of whether a close alliance with President Donald Trump is political poison or a pathway to success in the nation’s biggest swing state.
GOP Gov. Rick Scott has yet to officially announce he’ll run to unseat Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., but three extraordinary events during the past 18 months are already shaping the contours of a race that could determine control of the U.S. Senate next year
Good appealed to women across party lines as a “highly qualified female candidate” at a time when “you’re having a national conversation on the treatment of women.” Turnout was up among women in general, not just Democratic women.
The increasingly grim outlook facing Republicans in the midterms has raised new questions about the political future of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a top potential GOP Senate recruit who still hasn’t declared to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson