Top House Races in 2018

Editor’s note: Below are Charlotte County DEC Legislative Liason Teresa Jenkins’ picks for the key districts around the country that Democrats need to win to regain control of the House. (1) Open Seat, California’s 39th District. This is an Orange-County district where Hillary Clinton won by more than eight points in 2016. The District voted…

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Gillum Vows to “Bring it Home” as Democratic Nominee

“As a child, my grandmother taught me to work hard, do right, and bring it home. To bring it home for my mother, my father, my brothers, and my sister. To bring it home for our community, our beliefs, and our values. Tonight, through the grace of Floridians all across this state, I am deeply honored and humbled to be your Democratic nominee for Governor.”

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Andrew Gillum wins Democratic primary for Florida governor

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum upset a crowded field of well-funded candidates in Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, a step away from becoming the state’s first black governor. His surprise victory sets up a November showdown with Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, a favorite of President Donald Trump. (Read more in Newschannel9) FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released…

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VOTE: Election Day!

Polls in Charlotte County are open until 7:00PM! Many people have already voted by mail or through early voting. But if you haven’t, visit your local polling place. Here is information from the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections. Watch the early vote tabulation at the Charlotte County Historic Courthouse. Early vote ballots and Vote By…

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Mental Health & Gun Laws

Another mass shooting happened in Florida. This time at a football video game tournament in Jacksonville.  Three people are dead including the 24-year old shooter, David Katz; 11 others are injured. After every mass shooting comes the hope that maybe this time will be different. Maybe this will be what gets the attention of Congress…

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“Everglades Restoration…” Really?

A Rest Stop Monument Marks what Might Have Been, instead of What Really Is Next time you find yourself on Alligator Alley, a.k.a. I-75, take the exit at Mile 35 for the Broward County rest stop, where passing day trippers, tourists, and truckers can see the exhibit chronicling Everglades restoration. The display, which includes interactive…

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Charlotte County Women attend Equity Lunch

Each year many Women’s organizations, headed by the League of Women Voters, sponsor a luncheon in honor of the national holiday celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Women the Right to Vote! This year the 98th anniversary was celebrated. Eight members of the Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County…

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DeSoto considers Mosaic mediation today

Phosphate mining’s evolution in DeSoto County rolls into this week. County commissioners today will receive choices on a request by Mosaic Fertilizer to possibly settle a dispute. Commissioners in July denied Mosaic a rezoning of 14,050 acres of farmland to industrial mining. The 4-1 denial vote on July 25 stunned mining advocates and thrilled its…

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Voter outreach gains momentum

By Jake Burbach, Charlotte Dems community organizer Hello Charlotte County Democrats! The past ten days have been very effective in our voter outreach and canvassing efforts; we have reached over 750 doors and collected 54 vote-by-mail cards. This is a fantastic start! By engaging our fellow community members in meaningful discussions about the issues that matter…

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Introducing our new community organizer, Jake Burbach

  Hi all, my name is Jake Burbach, I am a community organizer for the Florida Democratic Party, and I will be working in Charlotte County through the November elections. The purpose of my job is to recruit, train, and to continually mobilize volunteers. The FDP has taken notice of the energy, and passion for…

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