Tag: 1st Congressional District
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at KAABOO 2017. Image via The Associated Press.

Jim RosicaAugust 29, 2016

As the clock ticks down to Tuesday’s primary election, a super PAC backing Matt Gaetz in Florida’s 1st Congressional District has made another media buy to support his candidacy. Campaign finance records show that “North Florida Neighbors” paid Dallas’ Scott Howell & Co. advertising firm a little more than $24,000 last Thursday. The group recently financed a pro-Gaetz spot burnishing his conservative bona fides on veterans’ advocacy and anti-terrorism. The deeply conservative 1st District […]

Jim RosicaAugust 22, 2016

Large donations continue to trickle into North Florida congressional candidates in advance of next Tuesday’s primary elections. On Sunday, Matt Gaetz reported $10,000 — two contributions of $5,000 each — from the Majority Committee Political Action Committee (PAC). That PAC is affiliated with U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from Bakersfield, California. Gaetz, a Republican state […]

Jim RosicaAugust 18, 2016

Federal campaign contributions of over $1,000, now required to be reported within two days, are starting to be filed in North Florida’s congressional races. Federal Election Commission records show several “48-hour notices” in the filings for the conservative-leaning 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts, much of it money from political action committees, or PACs. The primary is Aug. 30. By […]

Jim RosicaAugust 15, 2016

Matt Gaetz released his latest ad, called “Veterans,” on Monday. He’s aiming to win Florida’s conservative-leaning 1st Congressional District in the Panhandle, home to Hurlburt Field, Eglin AFB and the Pensacola Naval Air Station, home of the Blue Angels. The district “is home to some of our nation’s most important military installations and thousands of brave men and women who […]

Jim RosicaJuly 25, 2016

Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and twice a GOP presidential candidate, has endorsed Matt Gaetz for Florida’s 1st Congressional District. The campaign announced the endorsement Monday and released a YouTube video featuring Huckabee, who now lives in the district. “I’ve seen a lot of people go to Washington promising to change it; instead, Washington changed them,” […]


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