Why are y’all so surprised Andrew Gillum won?

Andrew Gillum’s victory in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday may have seemed like a surprise. Of the five people in the race, he was the only non-millionaire or billionaire and the only African American. He was outspent and was at the bottom of the polls through most of the campaign. In short, few gave him a shot —…

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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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