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#FlaPol in Review: A weekend roundup

A digital highlight reel of Saturday and Sunday.

It was a weekend of hobnobs for each party; the GOP Sunshine Summit drew to a close as the Florida Democratic Party’s Leadership Blue summit kicked off. Scenes and quotes from each were shared online.

As well, politicians shared their Fourth of July plans, campaign updates and some even marched to #KeepFamiliesTogether.

Starting at the top, the Governor informed us all yesterday that he’d be traveling to Kuwait ahead of the holiday:

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, spoke with some from the Parkland community at the Democrats’ gala:

Democratic candidate for governor Gwen Graham shed light on her moderate roots:

Former Mayor of Miami Beach and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine is quoted here speaking at the gala:

Tailing off a big endorsement from NextGen America, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announced the opening of a new office in Miami Gardens:

Here’s a photo Jeff Greene, the newest candidate for governor, shared from the summit:

Chris King, an Orlando businessman and Democratic candidate for governor, gave a shoutout to his team after Leadership Blue:

Following the GOP Sunshine Summit, Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam went right back to the (BBQ) campaign trail:

Likewise for Ron DeSantis:

Republican Agriculture Commissioner candidate Baxter Troutman went to Webster:

Meanwhile, state Sen. Denise Grimsley, another GOP option for Agriculture Commissioner, went to Sumter:

Republican Ag Comish candidate Matt Caldwell found common ground with David Hogg:

Democratic candidate for Agriculture Commissioner David Walker promised to #BringScienceBack to Tallahassee:

Republican Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody touted a straw poll victory:

Democratic Attorney General candidate Sean Shaw claimed he’ll win the race one county at a time:

CFO Jimmy Patronis celebrated a year of being in office:

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is overseas for the holiday:

Orlando Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy attended a #KeepFamiliesTogether march:

CD 27 candidate David Richardson kicked off a canvass series:

Orlando Democratic state Senator Linda Stewart used her Twitter account to keep the public updated on the happenings of FEMA’s Temporary Shelter Assistance program:

State Rep. Shevrin Jones made it clear which Democratic option he’ll be supporting for governor this year:

State Rep. Bob Cortes joined Putnam at the BBQ:

State Rep. Jamie Grant could be bringing on a few young designers to his camp:

Emma Collum and Trayce Polson, two female Democrats vying for state House seats, took this photo together this weekend:

Written By

Danny McAuliffe is a Tallahassee correspondent for Florida Politics. He is a graduate of Florida State University, where he served as the editor of the FSView & Florida Flambeau. He is a lifelong Floridian and indulges in swimming, hiking, running and memes when the news cycle permits. Reach him at

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