POLL: Gillum leads DeSantis by 4 points in Florida governor race

Democrat Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is leading Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) by 4 points in Florida’s gubernatorial race, according to a new Florida Chamber of Commerce poll released Wednesday. Gillum leads DeSantis 47 percent to 43 percent in the statewide poll. The Democrat also leads his Republican opponent in all major media markets across the state except Jacksonville, according…

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Betty G., An interview by Naomi Pringle

“Am I moral?” That’s the question Betty Gissendanner wants Floridian voters to ask themselves as the general election looms. Known throughout the community as Betty G., an outspoken voice of the Charlotte County Democratic Party, she warned that red states like Florida and Georgia, where black Democrats are vying for Governors’ seats, could be hotbeds…

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The GOP’s Obamacare Blunder May Strengthen the Law

A legal argument deemed “absurd” by a prominent ACA critic may result in a lose-lose situation for opponents of the health-care law. And the (Trump) administration’s backing — a departure from the custom of defending federal law — looks like a blunder that may help Democrats in upcoming midterm elections while also bolstering the ACA.…

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Just About Everyone In Florida Has Already Decided Who To Vote For

New Quinnipiac University polls of the gubernatorial and Senate races in Florida found that both are neck and neck, with voters almost evenly split between the Democratic and Republican candidates. That’s not all that surprising in a perpetual swing state like Florida. But here’s what did catch our eye: The vast majority of Florida voters are already committed to a candidate…

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Democratic Candidate for Agriculture Commissioner Visits Charlotte County

Nikki Fried, Democratic Candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, visited Charlotte County today, invited by a group of concerned environmental activists. A bi-partisan local group of Fishing Boat Captains, Seafood Restaurant Owners, Building Contractors, Pools and Landscaping Contractors expressed their concerns about the environmental and economic issues of the current serious crisis. Ms. Fried was…

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Florida Supreme Court strikes Amendment 8 from November ballot

A controversial proposed constitutional amendment that could have significantly altered Florida’s public education landscape will not go to voters in November. In a narrowly divided 4-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday ruled Amendment 8 should remain off the ballot. It upheld the order of Leon County Judge John Cooper, who found the measure’s title and summary misleading. (Read more in TampaBay.com)FL

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Obama gives ‘State of our Democracy’ speech

Former President Barack Obama said President Donald Trump is “capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years” and questioned “What happened to the Republican Party?” a preview of Obama’s message for the fall’s midterms — and his most pointed. (WATCH excerpts – CNN) (WATCH – entire speech – YouTube)

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