A Conversation with Candidate Allen Ellison

  The November 6th general election just three weeks away, our local midterm election coverage continues in a conversation with Democratic Congressional candidate Allen Ellison. Ellison is vying to represent Florida’s 17th Congressional District which covers a large swath of central Florida stretching from the Eastern Tampa Bay Area to the western edge of Lake Okeechobee and as…

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Bloomberg’s gun safety group to spend another $1.8 million on Nikki Fried, Sean Shaw

Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group co-founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Thursday that in addition to throwing $2 million behind Democratic candidates seeking Florida Cabinet positions, it will be dedicating $1.8 million solely to agriculture commissioner nominee Nikki Fried and attorney general hopeful Sean Shaw. (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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Fischer, Deutsch vie for Englewood East votes

Fischer is troubled over reports that the Sunseeker developers have no intention to work with the county’s small businesses. She also questioned plans for the public riverwalk and the public access to it. The Sunseeker has proposed a 90-foot tall tower, which would exceed the county’s 35-foot height limit. (Read more in Sun)

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Poll post-Michael: Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis deadlocked; Rick Scott narrowly leads Bill Nelson

The race for Florida governor is essentially tied according to the first public poll conducted after Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle — and changed the course of state politics. Twenty days before Election Day, Democrat Andrew Gillum is at 47 percent, while Republican Ron DeSantis is at 46. However, among those who say they have already voted, DeSantis is…

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Joe Biden endorses Sean Shaw for FL Attorney General

I am honored to have the endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden. Vice President Biden is a fighter who has dedicated his life to public service. #ShawforFlorida pic.twitter.com/KTV0Mg1GiT — Sean Shaw (@SShawFL) October 16, 2018 The statewide race for the open Attorney General post is attracting national involvement. Calling state Rep. Sean Shaw a “fighter…

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Andrew Gillum hits Ron DeSantis over votes on Medicare, social security in new ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqpfy14sFTE&feature=youtu.be Andrew Gillum isn’t campaigning as his city recovers from Hurricane Michael. But that didn’t stop the Democrat’s campaign from unveiling a new attack ad on Ron DeSantis Tuesday. A new 30-second ad bashes DeSantis, the Republican nominee for governor, for his votes in Congress to raise the eligibility ages for Medicare and social security…

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Florida Senate Candidate Takes on Opponent with Song

Catherine Price, Candidate for Senatorial District 26 (Dem), is taking on her political opponent, Ben Albritton (Rep), with song. Catherine says that many voters are despondent about the state of political discourse. “People are stressed out and withdrawing from news and politics. Some have become so overwhelmed that they are not digesting information even when it is critical to their lives and the future of our state.”

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You’ll see these judges on your Ballot

THESE JUDGES ARE ON YOUR BALLOT ASKING TO BE RETAINED. WE TAKE NO POSITION ON THESE JUDGES BUT HAVE INCLUDED INFORMATION TO HELP WITH YOUR DECISION Judge Susan H. Rothstein-Youakim. In May 2016, Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Rothstein-Youakim to the Second District Court of Appeal. After completing her law degree, she became an assistant…

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Tallahassee restored power to 90% of customers last night. That could be good for Andrew Gillum.

Tallahassee’s electric utility said it restored power to 90 percent of its customers Sunday night, meeting its goal just four days after Hurricane Michael knocked out service to nearly everyone in the city. Schools and universities were reopening in the city Monday morning, and the water and wastewater systems that failed during the storm are now working…

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