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Punta Gorda Charter Review Committee does its job

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Aug 13, 2022. OUR POSITION: We believe the ballot questions suggested by the Punta Gorda’s Charter Review Committee (CRC) were well thought out and should be accepted by voters this fall if they get the opportunity to show their approval. Pardon us for a moment

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Candidate Profile

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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Candidate Profile

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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Elections

Pelosi has the right Democratic midterm strategy

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post  Columnist, August 10, 2022. As Republicans whipped themselves up into new levels of fury on Tuesday over the execution of a search warrant at former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Democrats were taking victory laps and spelling out their midterm message. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has remained unflappably upbeat

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Elections

The 2022 elections are near. What do you not know?

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on August 1, 2022. You may have already pulled evidence of the upcoming 2022 election from your mailbox. If not, perhaps you’ve seen some television commercials telling you who not to vote for. Yes, it’s an election year and the turnout to fill seats in Congress,

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Call to Action

August primary election information

The August Primary Elections are right around the corner and it’s more important than ever that Democrats vote in the primary to select our nominees for the General Election in November to unseat Rubio and DeSantis.  Of course, we will not promote one Democrat over another, so here’s what you need to know for the

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Vote in the Aug 23rd primary to determine your local representatives

Dear Fellow Democrats, There is a phrase: “All politics is local.”  Local elections impact the way we live. Mid-term elections, like this year’s election, typically see low-voter turnout and the result is that an unrepresentative set of residents determines how local government serves the community. In some places like Charlotte County, it means politically active

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Campaigning

Charlotte County Commission incumbents flush with cash

By Frank DiFiore, The Daily Sun Staff Writer, July 24, 2022. PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte County Commission incumbents continue to hold a commanding fundraising advantage over challengers. Stephen R. Deutsch, representing District 4, has raised just over $86,000 as of July 15, according to campaign finance disclosure forms. His District 2 colleague, Christopher George Constance,

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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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Elections

Florida’s primary is around the corner: voter registration info

By IMANI THOMAS , Florida Phoenix, July 19, 2022.  The League of Women Voters urged 2020 voters to register and vote for the candidates of their choice, whether at the polls on Election Day, in early voting, or by mail-in ballot. The league opposes Republican-sponsored bills to curtail methods of voting. Credit: League of Women

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Candidate Profile

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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Candidate Profile

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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Gavin Newsom’s TV ad slamming DeSantis fills a void among Democrats

By Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent, The Washington Post, July 5, 2022. The shooting at a July Fourth parade in Illinois seemed somehow different — it wasn’t just one more massacre. This was obvious to everyone, especially liberals who criticize American gun culture and the difficulty of passing legislation at the national level. Nowhere seems safe, and politicians

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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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Elections

Maybe Democrats aren’t doomed in November

Your vote will decide if DeSantis, Rubio and Steube are kicked out of office in November.  Vote! By Perry Bacon Jr., Washington Post Columnist, July 1, 2022. Many voters right now are separating their views of President Biden from their voting intentions — that is, they are willing to back a Democratic candidate this November even

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Elections

Free pass to Legislature cheats voters

The following editorial appeared in The Daily Sun on June 26, 2022. Candidate Andrea Doria Kale will address Charlotte County Dems at our next meeting on July 11th. Register for that meeting HERE. OUR POSITION: Democrats should be ashamed they cannot offer candidates in so many races for a seat in the Florida House and

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