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#FlaPol in Review: A weekend roundup

Some Florida politicians found themselves speaking to voters at the 49th annual Wausau County Possum Festival.

Meanwhile, others continued criticism of the state’s gun-defense laws in the wake of the death of Markeis McGlockton, who was gunned down in Pinellas in July.

It’s clear that as campaigns enter the primary home stretch, they aren’t taking any time off. The following recaps political activity online from Saturday and Sunday.

Gov. Rick Scott, via his Senate account, is continuing his assault on the man he hopes to unseat in November, incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson:

Nelson, meanwhile, went to South Florida to speak to Haitian Floridians:

Republican candidate for Governor Adam Putnam and daughter Emma indulged in the annual possum festival:

Ron DeSantis, Republican candidate for Governor, spent time with the Florida Medical Association, which endorsed him last week:

Democratic candidate for Governor Chris King delivered a fiery address to the family of Markeis McGlockton and fellow worshippers:

As noted by Philip Levine, Democratic candidate for Governor, each of the five candidates attended the service for McGlockton:

A post-service photo from Democratic candidate for Governor Andrew Gillum:

Jeff Greene, Democratic candidate for Governor, is touting the endorsement of the South Florida Sun Sentinel:

Democratic candidate for Governor Gwen Graham‘s perspective on the McGlockton matter:

Denise Grimsley, Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner, took her campaign to the Volusia County Lincoln Day Dinner:

In this photo, Republican Agriculture Commissioner candidate Matt Caldwell appears alongside conservative activist and Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv:

Nikki Fried, Democrat for Agriculture Commissioner, is taking her campaign to Democratic clubs:

Sean Shaw, Democratic candidate for Attorney General, also joined worshippers and the family of McGlockton:

Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz suggested the ‘stand your ground’ attacks are ill-founded in the wake of McGlockton’s death:

Here’s one of many ‘Happy Birthday’ tweets to former President Barack Obama from Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson:

Incoming state House Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee is banking on a blue wave:

State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, who’s backed Gillum for Governor, doesn’t agree with the Sentinel’s endorsement of Greene:

State Senate hopeful Manny Diaz, Jr., stood in solidarity with Nicaragua:

State Sen. Dana Young is keeping apace in her campaign for re-election:

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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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