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Is what I hear true? Does it matter?

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 8, 2022. Well stated, Richard! I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard someone said … Former President Trump was seen politicking, saying he was still president. Meanwhile, Florida Gov. DeSantis thought he was a king, reigning over school curricula,

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Voting by mail has already begun

October 11th is the last day to register to vote. Click HERE to do so. The last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot to be mailed is October 29th, 2022.  Call the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections at 941-833-5400. The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 10, 2022.  OUR

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The GOP’s ‘Commitment’ is to total political warfare

By E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post Columnist, September 25, 2022. While they were trumpeting their “Commitment to America” on Friday, House Republicans might have told Americans more than they intended about what a GOP majority would mean and the forces it would answer to. But they also gave Democrats some tips about what’s coming their way. Some of

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Elections

DeSantis is desperate to distract voters from three major failures

Election day is now less than 7 weeks away and Governor Ron DeSantis is trying very hard to distract us from 3 key areas where he’s failed Florida. DeSantis is so determined not to discuss reproductive freedom, skyrocketing housing and property insurance costs, or gun violence that he’s willing to resort to possible criminal means to change the subject. It’s

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Elections

Steube has been a huge failure in Congress

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Sept 21, 2022.  Thanks, Bill.   Congressman Greg Steube of U.S. Congressional District 17 which includes Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Babcock Ranch, North Port and other areas in Sarasota County, has failed us. He must be replaced this November. The list

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Why I am running for office

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.

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Where in the world is Ron DeSantis? He’s in Tennessee begging wealthy donors for more money.

Fresh off a trip to Wisconsin and Kansas to campaign alongside anti-choice extremists, Ron DeSantis is once again leaving Florida behind. This time, he’s headed to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he will headline a fundraiser and cater to his out-of-state donor base. While DeSantis is busy charging donors $2,500 apiece for photo-ops, new reports show that Floridians are now officially

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Elections

Election is democracy vs. authoritarian fascism

The following letter to the editor was published in The Daily Sun on Sept 11, 2022. Thanks, Frank! November’s election is no longer Democrats versus Republicans, left versus right, or liberal versus conservative, it’s democracy versus authoritarian fascism. Republicans are incapable of legislating. They do nothing to boost clean energy or repair America’s crumbling infrastructure.

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Lt. Gov. candidate says DeSantis is on Proud Boys’ side

By FRANK DIFIORE, Staff Writer, The Daily Sun, Sept 14, 2022. Karla Hernandez-Mats poses for a photo with supporters after the press conference (SUN PHOTO BY FRANK DIFIORE). SARASOTA — The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor criticized Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday for making common cause with the Proud Boys in school board elections. Karla Hernandez-Mats,

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Opinion

Florida will hear women voters roar in November

By Laura Luckert, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sept 4, 2022. “I am woman, hear me roar,” belted out Helen Reddy in her 1972 ballad “I Am Woman.” It was a song that became a rallying cry for the women’s movement during the 1970s, and its lyrics certainly came to mind last month when voters in Kansas  – yes,

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Elections

Marco Rubio voted down popular plans to lower costs for Floridians

Elect Val Demings as your US Senator on November 8, 2022. Marco Rubio is spending the first days of the general election campaign trying to hide his record of putting his party bosses and donors ahead of what’s best for Florida. Over the past year, Rubio has caved to their extreme agenda, opposing commonsense plans to lower

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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

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Don’t underestimate Charlie Crist. He’s going for DeSantis’s jugular.

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

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Don’t underestimate Val Demings. She’s got Marco Rubio pegged.

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

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The Long Haul

By Bill Welsch, Co-Facilitator, Indivisible Action Southwest Florida, Punta Gorda FL, Aug 21, 2022. It started with Newt and it continues today… Each time past President Trump engaged in outrageous behavior such as bragging about grabbing women between the legs or saying the Charlottesville racists “were fine people,” we waited patiently for Republicans of character

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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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