Florida Politics

Ron DeSantis education proposals spotlight workforce training, school choice

Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis rolled out a raft of education proposals on Tuesday, fleshing out his platform as the general …

Andrew Gillum beefs up campaign staff

Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, unveiled a 19-person leadership team on Monday night. Familiar names — like staffers from …

Money comes from near and far in Governor’s race

With money streaming in from across the country, Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum raised more than $2.7 million …

Socialist smear on Andrew Gillum another GOP ‘dog whistle,’ says Jeremy Ring

Margate Democrat Jeremy Ring, the former Yahoo! executive and state Senator running for CFO, told Florida Politics Monday that Republican claims …

Florida GOP says it raised $7.6M in two weeks

Republican Party of Florida Chair Blaise Ingoglia put out a statement Monday claiming the party has raised more than $7.6 …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Kelli Stargel leads Bob Doyel by a touchdown in SD 22

Despite Democratic challenger Bob Doyel touting internal poll numbers showing him leading Republican state Sen. Kelli Stargel, the first public …
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Bill Galvano, NRA clash over political contribution

Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano is not backing down after finding himself in the crosshairs of the National Rifle Association …

Personnel note: Meredith Beatrice lands at Florida GOP

Meredith Beatrice is now Communications Director for the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF), Chairman Blaise Ingoglia announced Monday. Beatrice, who …

Ben Diamond files for re-election in 2020

Gulf Breeze Republican Alex Andrade and St. Petersburg Democratic Rep. Ben Diamond filed paperwork this week to seek re-election to …

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