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…Details
Citizen and commission candidate Joan Fischer criticized the Economic Development Office for forcing advisory committees to accept the new regulations. “I think this is a disgrace. The county wants no transparency. No input from the public is allowed,” she said. “Is this a way to eliminate this advisory board’s input? I believe it is.” “I find…Details
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis does not disagree with President Donald Trump’s description of the media as “enemy of the people.”
…he doesn’t make it easy for journalists to report about where he stands on issues he would deal with as Florida’s governor.
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“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…Details
U.S. Sen Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott will face each other in an Oct. 2 debate in Miami. The Nelson campaign announced the date of the first debate of Florida’s U.S. Senate race — one of the most closely watched races in the nation this election cycle… (Read more in TampaBay.com)Details
From Now Until Election Day, FDP Will Hold DeSantis Accountable for His Extreme Votes to End Medicare and Rip Away Health Care from Millions DeSantis Has Voted to Take Away Health Care From Millions, Raise Costs for Seniors, Cut Social Security, and Kill Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions The Florida Democratic Party today released a new…Details
President Donald Trump’s approval rating has fallen 6 points in the last month and stands at a new low among political independents, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. Overall, just 36% approve of the way the President is handling his job, down from 42% in August. Among independents, the drop has been sharper……Details
Gov. Rick Scott’s net worth is almost $250 million. Yet as he campaigns for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Bill Nelson, Scott describes himself in everyman terms. “I’ll return your phone calls,” he told supporters at a rally last month. If that pledge sounds familiar, it should. We heard it from Scott before Hurricane Irma. The governor gave out his…Details
PORT CHARLOTTE – Charlotte County Democrats gathered at Party Headquarters Sunday to cheer on their candidates in the upcoming election and to campaign in neighborhoods across the county. The event was kicked off with a combination pep rally and canvassing boot camp set up byJake Burbach, community organizer for the Florida Democratic Party. Participants were…Details
DeSantis has spoken at least four times at conferences organized by the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC), according to The Washington Post. The center’s namesake, David Horowitz, has previously asserted that black people owe their freedom to white people and that the “real race war” in the U.S. is against white people. Horowitz also referred to former President…Details
Pinellas County environmental officials have reported hundreds of thousands of dead fish on and off the coast of area beaches stretching more than 20 miles from Clearwater to St. Petersburg, confirming that Red Tide has reached the Tampa Bay area. The first report of fish kills came from the city of Clearwater on Friday, said…Details
Toxic algae are destroying Florida’s rivers and beaches. But Rick Scott cut $700 million from water management — while raking in hundreds of thousands from Big Polluters.
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.…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that Sen. Mitch McConnell had agreed to a key project affecting Lake Okeechobee. Democrats blasted Scott for taking credit for a project that was already in a sweeping environmental package and pushed for by Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio. (Read more in TampaBay.com)Details
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)FLDetails
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)Details
Ron DeSantis-Jeanette Nuñez administration would be a disaster for Florida women and working families.
Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement about the selection of Jeanette Nuñez as the GOP candidate for Lt. Governor: “DeSantis has selected a lobbyist who supports his agenda of denying health care to hundreds of thousands, destroying public schools, and taking away women’s health freedom. Nuñez has played a key role in…Details