Top Lies From Rick Scott in Florida Senate Debate

In the first Florida Senate Debate, Rick Scott was forced to defend his record, and Scott did what Scott always does – lied. Some of Scott’s top lies from this week’s debate: Scott says he didn’t say he wouldn’t do anything differently than Trump when asked about his response to Hurricane Maria. Here is video proof of him saying…

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Is red tide natural, or is it a man-made crisis?

As South Florida cities wait to see whether red tide has invaded their waters, Gov. Rick Scott and state officials attempted to diminish any potential human responsibility for the enormous bloom that has devastated Gulf coast marine life, referring to it as “naturally occurring.” The toxic algae that drove away swimmers — coughing and sneezing — and…

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Voting Rights Restoration Group Mails 800+ Postcards to Voters

Activists who believe in second changes mailed postcards to voters today-the day Vote By Mail ballots were sent out by the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections. The group has helped the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition increase voter turnout for Amendment 4, which would restore eligibility to vote for people with prior felony convictions, excluding murderers…

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Poll: It’s a tied race for Florida governor

Time to reel back the insanely premature chatter about Andrew Gillum starting to leave Ron DeSantis in the dust in Florida’s governor’s race. On the heels of a Sept. 20-24 Quinnipiac University poll showing Democrat Gillum leading Republican DeSantis by 9 percentage points, a new Mason-Dixon poll shows Gillum drawing 46 percent support and DeSantis…

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Democrats fill vacancy in District 17 congressional race

Editor’s note: The Sun’s account of Monday night’s election appeared in the Wednesday edition. Charlotte County Democrats received the news on CharlotteDems.com Monday night, only minutes after the election was completed. CharlotteDems Newsletter subscribers received the breaking news in their inboxes at 5:00 AM on Tuesday. These are compelling reasons to check our Web site frequently…

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Disney and Seminole Tribe fund Amendment 3

Walt Disney Co. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida are pumping money into efforts to support Amendment 3, which would give voters the final say on whether to expand gambling in the sunshine state. Disney has given the most money to Voters in Charge, the group that is supporting the amendment—$19.6 million; the Seminole Tribe…

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Incumbent faces a Democrat for first time in years

A Charlotte County commissioner will face a Democratic opponent for the first time in 10 years in the Nov. 6 election. Two-term incumbent and Republican Stephen R. Deutsch will face Democrat Joan V. Fischer to decide the District 4 seat. Deutsch narrowly defeated a Republican opponent, Thomas Sullivan, in the August primary. (Read more in Sun)

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Nelson and Gillum leading in their respective Races

Bill Nelson leading Rick Scott by 4 points in latest poll The turnaround may be real for incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, as he is leading Republican challenger Rick Scott in yet another poll. The newest Public Policy Polling survey puts Nelson up 4 points against Scott, the outgoing Florida Governor. (Read more in FloridaPolitics.com) Another poll, another lead…

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Nikki Fried to NRA: ‘I won’t be beholden to you’

Nikki Fried, the Democratic candidate for the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, sent a clear message to the National Rifle Association Monday morning: “I won’t be beholden to you.”

The message comes in the form of a signed letter to NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer. Fried says the letter was prompted by a Tampa Bay Times report that unveiled emails exchanged between Hammer and officials within the agriculture commissioner’s office.

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