Ryan Ray

Ryan RayJune 27, 2016
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Mary Thomas‘ campaign came out swinging against Neal Dunn Monday, alleging links between the Panama City urologist and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. In a memo addressed to reporters, Thomas claimed Dunn has a “Bill Nelson” problem, citing Dunn’s past support for Florida’s senior senator. According to a federal campaign finance filing, Dunn contributed to Nelson’s 2012 re-election […]

Ryan RayJune 23, 2016
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The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a request by Gov. Rick Scott for a disaster declaration in seven central Florida counties, according to the governor’s office. The declaration, announced Thursday afternoon, covers Orange, Brevard, Lake, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties. It comes as local economies cope with the economic aftermath of last week’s fatal mass shooting […]

Ryan RayJune 23, 2016
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Republican Jeff Moran dropped out of contention for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District primary to succeed U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham Thursday morning, and is throwing his support behind former U.S Attorney Ken Sukhia. Moran’s move cuts the four-way GOP candidate pool down to three, and helps Sukhia consolidate his support in the more-populous eastern half of the sprawling eastern Panhandle district. […]

Ryan RayJune 21, 2016
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In 1517, German theologian Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses” to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, a move that helped spark the Protestant Reformation. Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson taped a copy of Connecticut’s assault weapons ban to the door of the Florida House in an effort to kickstart a populist U.S. Senate campaign most observers are […]

Ryan RayJune 20, 2016
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Gov. Rick Scott said Monday he finds it thoroughly “disappointing” Obama administration authorities have denied his request for a federal emergency declaration in the wake of last weekend’s deadly shooting at an Orlando nightclub. Scott said the state of Florida will miss out on $5 million he requested, which he said would have funded “emergency response efforts, law enforcement […]

Ryan RayJune 20, 2016
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Rep. Kathleen Peters will look to infuse her House District 69 re-election campaign with a festive, craft beer-fueled fundraiser on Tuesday. The Gulfport lawmaker will be hosted by fellow Pinellas Republican, Sen. Jeff Brandes at the Green Bench Brewing Company in St. Pete on Tuesday, June 21. Peters is seeking a third term in the House in a moderate swing seat. She […]


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