The way the two Republican candidates for governor described each other at their final debate Wednesday spoke volumes about the hard feelings that have erupted in recent weeks ahead of the Aug. 28 primary.
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If you need to convince your friends and neighbors to vote, share this video with them. It’s pretty catchy!
Russian operatives have “penetrated” some of Florida’s election systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday, adding new urgency about hacking. (Read more in TampaBay.com) (Read our reporter’s experience with Charlotte County’s Election System)
Over the last decade, as the state fought federal efforts to protect water, shrunk its own environmental and water-management agencies, and cut funding to an algae task force, monitoring for water quality has plummeted. While one crisis after another hit Florida, state and federal funding that paid for a massive coastal network with nearly three
August 6th, 2018, the Canvassing Board of Charlotte County met to conduct the Logic and Accuracy (L&A) testing of our county voting machines. This is a mandated test by Florida Statute 101.5612 and the test was publicly announced as required. Notification was delivered to the Charlotte County Democrats and also posted on CharlotteVotes.com. These tests
The Parkland kids and their determination to change the culture in Florida is the biggest X-factor in the primaries this month and in the November general election. That much has become increasingly evident as the campaigns have wound their ways toward the citizens’ right to determine what kind of state we want to be. Parkland’s
The Kochs Are DeSantis’s Latest Scandal-Plagued Donors Last night, Politico reported that the Koch brothers network — which is heavily backing Ron DeSantis and funding his direct mail program — have failed to disclose “the source of more than $300,000 in contributions to its Florida political committee, a move that appears at odds with state
On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act that prohibited racial discrimination in voting. It was a tremendous victory for democracy. Yet, fifty-three years later Republicans are engaged in a shameful effort to restrict voting access telling lies about voter fraud (which remains extremely rare) and pushing laws to
Florida politicians from both parties used to have a sweet tooth for campaign contributions from the state’s powerful sugar industry. But now that Big Sugar is getting blamed for toxic algae blooms, a connection to the industry has turned into a political liability. This campaign season, only one person running for governor is still taking
Facebook has identified a political influence campaign that was possibly built to disrupt the midterm elections. Facebook detected and deleted 32 pages and fake accounts that had engaged in activity around divisive social issues. The Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing with social media experts on foreign influence aimed at disrupting U.S. elections. Dan Coates,
Our experts have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the upcoming primary election. Did you know that, for some races, the primary election is really the final election? Do you know what kind of documents you MUST take with you to the polling location in order to cast your ballot? Click HERE to
Gov. Rick Scott, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, and Attorney General Pam Bondi – fought bitterly against stricter limits for the very pollution now sliming South Florida. And they started with a letter written just 10 days after they were elected. (Read more in FloridaPhoenix.com)
The five candidates who hope to win the Democratic nomination for Florida governor will sit down with the editorial page editors of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald and Palm Beach Post on Friday, Aug. 3, for back-to-back, hour-long interviews about their records, their campaigns and why they’re best suited to lead Florida. (CLICK
Democratic candidates for Florida Governor debated Thursday night. This is a video of participants in a watch party in Charlotte County.
Population numbers produced by the census are used in many ways: to draw political districts; and to distribute billions of dollars a year in government funding across the country. Non-citizens, who may not vote, nonetheless are counted for the purpose of distributing federal funding, appropriating congressional seats and drawing district maps for state and local
There’s an ongoing effort to teach Democrats across the country and down the ballot how to run effective campaigns. It’s led by the National Democratic Training Committee, which recently told media it is seeking to supplement the anticipated ‘blue wave’ Democrats are banking on this midterm by providing free online training to any Democrat in any race.
TONIGHT! The Charlotte County Democratic Party intends to livestream the Meet the Candidates Forum hosted by The Curmudgeon Club. The event begins at 6:00 and will continue until all questions have been addressed by candidates present. Organizers of the event have stated that almost all local candidates will be in attendance, along with two candidates
Rarely in Florida politics has a news story morphed into a TV ad so fast.
Sen. Bill Nelson is out with a new digital ad that claims Gov. Rick Scott dramatically escalated the cleanup costs from Hurricane Irma by handing an emergency contract to an inexperienced company…
The Thursday, August 2 Democratic Gubernatorial Debate is ON and WILL BE HELD, despite any FB rumors to the contrary! Join us in Debate Watch Parties around the state to cheer on all our terrific Democratic candidates & help you make your choice for the nominee! See details below. On Thursday, August 8, the Florida
The following Letter to the Editor from Charlotte County Democrat Douglas Campbell was published today in the Sun: Editor: As folks begin to make decisions on what candidates to vote for in the upcoming mid-term elections, I would advise them not to get too hung up in the swirling scandals surrounding President Trump. Instead, I