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Charlotte County Democrats

It’s time to vote

Early voting continues, 7 am to 7 pm, through Monday night.  Election Day is Tuesday, Nov 8th. Confirm your voting location (and that your Vote by Mail ballot was counted, if applicable) at www.soecharlottecountyfl.gov.  Call the Supervisor of Elections at (941) 833-5400 or our office at (941) 764-8440 if you have any questions. Below are

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Proud Boys rally for Marco Rubio’s campaign after he defends white nationalist GOP staffer 

When Christopher Monzon, a GOP canvasser working with Marco Rubio’s campaign was revealed to have extensive ties to white nationalist groups and a well-documented history of racist and antisemitic comments, Rubio spent an entire week defending him and ignoring calls to denounce his bigotry. Just recently, members of the Proud Boys, including those who stormed the Capitol on January 6, rallied for Marco

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Candidate Profile

Candidates we all must support on Nov 8th

Learn more about our great Democratic candidates by clicking the links below! For US Senator, Val Demings https://valdemings.com/home/ For Governor, Charlie Crist and for Lieutenant Governor, Karla Hernandez https://charliecrist.com/ https://mobile.twitter.com/karlaforflorida For U.S. Congressional District 17, Andrea Doria Kale https://www.andreadoriakale.com/ For FL CFO, Adam Hattersley https://www.adamforflorida.com/ For FL Attorney General, Aramis Ayala https://www.aramisayalafl.com/ For FL Agriculture Commissioner,

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How should I vote in 2022?

Here are our 2022 Charlotte County Democratic Party voting recommendations: Val Demings for United States Senator Andrea Doria Kale for US Representative in Congress District 17 Charlie Crist and Karla Hernandez for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Aramis Ayala for Attorney General Adam Hattersley for Chief Financial Officer Naomi Esther Blemur for Commissioner of Agriculture Christopher

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Elections

Vote for those who know climate change is real

The following Letter to the  Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. Republican leaders in Florida sure hate “big government” …until they need help. Thank goodness that “big government” will pay most of the cost of emergency aid to our state helping to recover from the overwhelming devastation caused by Hurricane

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Elections

Get information on candidates and vote!

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. As you prepare to vote in the upcoming election, please use multiple trusted sources to get facts. With so much disinformation around, it’s important to use trustworthy sources. Inflation is rampant around the world due to Covid’s impact on

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Analysis

Who’s really to blame for inflation

Big corporations are taking advantage of the expectation of higher prices to rack up huge profits. Costs for big corporations are coming down, but companies are choosing profiteering over passing their savings on to customers. By Lindsay Owens By now, you’ve probably heard the good news. After more than a year of surging inflation, gas

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Candidate Profile

Vote for Demings, Crist and Kale

The following Letter to the  Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. The Democratic party hasn’t shifted left, it’s the Republican party that has been hijacked by MAGA extremists and are now so far right that everyone else appears “liberal” to them. Listen up: those “libs” get things done. Unfix your

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After four years of DeSantis, Florida is far less affordable

In his time as governor, Ron DeSantis has routinely sided with the insurance, real estate, and utility companies, doling handouts and allowing them to excessively raise rates on working families, all at the expense of everyday Floridians. Property insurance Floridians have been pleading with the governor and Republican legislature to address the property insurance crisis,

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Opinion

The Pelosis and a haunted America

By Maureen Dowd, NY Times Opinion Columnist, Oct 28, 2022. WASHINGTON — Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I loved putting up twinkling bats and watching midnight monster-chiller-horror movies. Not this year. The world is too scary. Politics is too creepy. Horror is too real. When I was a child, on Oct. 31, my older

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Elections

More letters to the editor published Oct 28th in the Daily Sun

We need a proven leader in Senate Editor: Thanks to the hard work of grassroots activists pushing to lower out-of-control prescription drug costs, provisions in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act will empower Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices and cap annual drug expenses for seniors. Unfortunately, Republican extremists in Congress blocked the $35 cap

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Candidate Profile

Greg Steube just doesn’t measure up

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. In its Oct 13th editorial “Steube faces challenger for Congress”, the Daily Sun appropriately points out that the incumbent has been an arrogant, gun-toting, self-serving, extremely right-wing, Big Lie-supporting politician who has consistently voted against the interests of his constituents,

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Candidate Profile

DeSantis is unimpressive outside the right-wing media bubble

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, October 26, 2022. If pundit-picked GOP front-runners performed as expected, former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker or former Florida governor Jeb Bush would have been the 2016 nominee. What makes for an electable governor in a red state doesn’t always make someone a viable presidential candidate. Candidates have to be appealing,

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Housing

More FEMA housing options in DeSoto, Sarasota and Charlotte counties

Editor: The FEDERAL government, led by Democrats, continues to aid FL recovery. Democrats help ALL struggling Floridians, regardless of party affiliation! Staff Report, The Daily Sun, Oct 26, 2022. (Updated Oct 29th) TALLAHASSEE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is bringing more housing options to area counties devastated by Hurricane Ian. In response, FEMA is

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Housing

Housing challenges are about to get even worse

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 23, 2022. OUR POSITION: It’s going to be a struggle to replace the housing lost to Hurricane Ian and keep it anywhere near affordable for those displaced by the storm and others wanting to move to Florida. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated

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Schools

Ron DeSantis has failed kids on education

He can try to paint a different picture, but Ron DeSantis has done nothing to address a critical teachers shortage – instead, he has injected divisive culture wars and chaos into our children’s classrooms and has threatened to defund school districts whose leaders disagree with him. Here’s the reality of education in Florida under Ron DeSantis: DeSantis

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Opinion

As a young Cuban American, I have a Marco Rubio problem

Editor:  Vote for Val Demings to represent all of us in the U.S. Senate. By Leydi Amador, The Tallahassee Democrat, Oct 21, 2022. I’m tired of people like U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio exploiting the trauma of my community for political gain. Cuban people suffer from a government that doesn’t care about them. They are hungry,

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