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Former Florida Rep. Ricardo Rangel has entered the race for state senate. He's running for District 22 as a democrat. Rangel was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012 for District 43. Within a few months of office, he led the fight to protect working class families by saving the state pension.
My priority is, always has been, and will continue to be removing Dana Young from the Florida Senate." A tough primary battle might not serve that goal. Young responded to Cruz's announcement with one of her own, saying she's raised almost $1.3 million between her campaign and her Friends of Dana ...

To counter the deluge of Republican money about to hit the Sunshine State, Senate Democratic groups have been softening Scott up for months with attacks. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's focus on Florida indicates that it will be a top priority of the cycle. The campaign committee tasked ...
Janet Cruz wants Dana Young's Florida Senate seat. ... "Democratic victories in Florida special elections have signaled major opportunities for Democrats in swing districts like Senate District 18 where far-right Republicans like Dana Young ... Sign up for the Buzz on Florida Politics email newsletter here.
The Florida Senate battle will be a microcosm of national Republicans' fight to keep control of Congress under President Trump, whose policies and .... Florida Democrats have been on a rare streak since September, winning a swing State Senate district in Miami, the mayor's office in St. Petersburg and a ...
Dem defeats Trump delegate in Florida state Senate special election. By Jacqueline Thomsen - 04/10/18 09:17 PM EDT 575 ... Republican Tami Donnally earned about 25.2 percent with nearly all precincts reporting, according to the Florida Division of Elections. “This is a win for the people of Palm Beach County on the ...

Opponents of the 2011 law scored a narrow win in 2014 when a Leon County judge ruled Florida's Constitution trumped the 2011 law by reserving to the state Senate the power to remove county officials. It did not address a governor's ability to remove a city official for enacting a local gun regulation.
As a member of the State Senate, I'll hold special interests accountable, and stand up to the Legislature's Trump-style agenda,” said Pilon, a former prosecutor who ... “Geraldine Thompson is back, filing to run in HD 44” via Scott Powers of Florida Politics – Thompson served four years in the Florida Senate, ...
Carrie Pilon is running for Senate District 24, which covers a portion of south and mid-Pinellas County and several beach communities. ST. PETERSBURG – Trial lawyer Carrie Pilon announced Monday (April 2) that she is running for the District 24 seat in the Florida Senate. “I'm running because the ...
This addition to the proposed state budget came thanks largely to a student-led rally for stricter gun control that drew 130,000 to Civic Center park in Denver on March 24, said former state Senate President Morgan Carroll. "Something like this would not have happened if not for these high school students," ...
... and more. The bill does not address the sale and ownership of assault rifles. The legislation now goes to Governor Rick Scott for his signature. Read more details about the bill here. Select House or Senate below, then enter your address to search votes: State House of Representatives State Senate ...
In March and November alike, we lament the disruption of our circadian rhythms. Often, these complaints take the form of calls to eliminate daylight saving time altogether. But Florida wants to move in the opposite direction: permanent daylight saving time. The Florida Senate passed the Sunshine Protection ...
On Monday, the Florida Senate passed a bill focusing on guns and school safety programs. The legislation would enact a three-day waiting period to purchase any gun, invest $400 million in mental health services, raise the age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21, and ban the purchase and possession of ...
Florida state Senate passes a Marjory Stoneman Douglas gun control act — and some call it an insult to its namesake ... Florida's Senate on Monday narrowly passed a sweeping yet contentious bill to increase school safety and restrict gun purchases, nearly three weeks after the shooting that left 17 ...
Democrat Bob Buesing during his 2016 run for the Florida Senate. [Stehlik Foto]. TAMPA — Democrat Bob Buesing announced Tuesday night that he'll withdraw from the state Senate District 18 race against Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa. He encouraged his supporters and donors to back Rep. Janet Cruz ...
It's been nearly 25 years since a Democrat presided over the Florida Senate, but if the plans of party leaders and operatives come together, the president's gavel could be theirs as soon as November. The Florida Democratic Party and the Florida Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the ...
If she follows through on switching to the Senate race, as insiders were saying Wednesday they expect her to, it would set up a clash between two of Tampa's most prominent political veterans, and the outcome could decide whether the minority Democrats approach parity in the state Senate in the near ...

But the bills approved this month by the education committees in the state's Senate and House of Representatives go a step further, because they would allow the public to review educational materials used in class and to suggest alternatives. “They would make it easier for creationists, climate-change ...
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott proposed raising the age limit to 21 for most gun purchases in Florida as Florida House and Senate Republicans moved ahead with a plan to allow school personnel with law enforcement accreditation to carry guns and to impose select gun-control measures.
Incumbent Democratic senators from Florida, Missouri and Wisconsin are facing some of 2018's biggest challenges in the race for the Senate. The three ... Health care is likely to become a central issue for the swing state's Senate race. Over the years ... 16, here's where the Florida Senate race stands: ...
This year, control of Florida's governorship, the State Senate, several congressional seats and a United States Senate seat are expected to be intensely contested. The growing pressure on Florida Republicans may reflect the changing national contours of the gun debate, which for years has been shaped ...
TALLAHASSEE — Farmers and other parts of Florida's agriculture industry could receive about $75 million in post-Hurricane Irma assistance from the state next year under a measure moving forward in the Senate. The Senate Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday unanimously ...
Some students who survived the deadly Florida high school shooting last week were reportedly turned away from the state Senate president's office when rallying Wednesday at the state capital. Students who arrived at the office of Republican Joe Negron were told: "Appointments only," according to CNN.
It was the third straight loss for Florida Republicans in contests seen as bellwethers for the midterms. Democrats won a Miami-area state Senate special election last September with Annette Taddeo, then won the St. Petersburg mayoral race in November. Unlike some other Trump-country victories for ...
But she said she spoke to incoming Republican leader Bill Galvano, who is coordinating Florida's state Senate campaigns this season, and described the conversation as “positive.” She bristled when asked about whether she'll be able to raise the money needed to win a state Senate seat. “I didn't struggle ...


 

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