2018 Election

A Look At How The Gubernatorial Candidates Are Targeting Florida’s Water Problems

Aug 2, 2018
EDIE WIDDER / VIA ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER

As they address environmental issues on the campaign trail, Florida’s gubernatorial candidates are all for doing what is necessary to eliminate toxic algae outbreaks and for preserving natural springs and rivers.

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A circuit judge on Wednesday knocked a greyhound-racing ban off the November ballot, calling the proposed constitutional amendment misleading and “outright trickeration.”

Florida Governor Rick Scott last week announced he’d approved approximately $10 million in voting-security grant requests from the state’s elections supervisors.

Bernie Sanders Backs Andrew Gillum's Bid For Governor

Aug 1, 2018
City of Tallahassee and Wikimedia Commons

Throughout his bid for Florida governor, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has tried to appeal to the progressive voters who rallied behind Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ insurgent presidential campaign in 2016.

Trump Goes All In With DeSantis At Tampa Rally

Aug 1, 2018
News Service of Florida

In a boisterous political rally held in Florida’s largest media market, President Donald Trump on Tuesday thrust his outsized persona into the middle of Florida’s governor’s race, with a full-throated endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.

Enthusiastic supporters of President Donald Trump packed the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa for a rally on Tuesday night.

Trump was there to endorse gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, who he called "a tough, brilliant cookie" and predicted a win in his race against Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the state's Aug. 28 Republican primary. 

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT News

Alvin Brown was able to pull off an upset win in the Jacksonville Mayoral election in 2011. Now he is hoping to do the same thing next month in his campaign to unseat incumbent District 5 Congressman Al Lawson.

Via Associated Press and flgov.com

With both candidates receiving solid support from their political bases, Gov. Rick Scott has opened a small lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in their high-stakes battle for a U.S. Senate seat, a new poll shows.

Via News Service of Florida

Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban greyhound racing at Florida dog tracks got a $1.5 million boost from a foundation established by Doris Day, the critter-loving movie star who’s devoted much of her life to rescuing animals.

flgov.com

Rick Scott, the wealthiest governor in Florida history, filed a financial disclosure Friday as part of his campaign for the U.S. Senate that revealed new details on his elaborate finances, including hundreds of investments controlled by his wife.

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Procrastinators: this is your day.  Monday night at midnight is the deadline to register to vote for Florida’s August 28 primary.

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With the primary elections almost exactly a month away, a poll released Friday shows Democrat Gwen Graham and Republican Ron DeSantis as the front-runners in the race to replace Gov. Rick Scott.

Charter Schools Back Florida Amendment Effort

Jul 12, 2018
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Companies with ties to charter schools and a controversial federal visa program are providing the bulk of contributions to an effort to pass a constitutional amendment that would impose an eight-year term limit on school board members.

In their bid to be Florida’s next attorney general, former Hillsborough County judge Ashley Moody and state representative Frank White both accepted campaign donations from a private prison corporation that manages an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) family detention center.

International Scam Bilks Mayor Lenny Curry’s Committee For $120,000

Jul 9, 2018
Bob Mack / Florida Times-Union

One of Mayor Lenny Curry’s political committees squandered about $120,000 last year by falling victim to an elaborate phone scam that police detectives traced back to Nigeria, according to reports from a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office investigation that included help from the Secret Service.

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