Tag: 2016 state House races

Drew WilsonJune 27, 2016

Hialeah Republican Rep. Manny Diaz previewed his June fundraising numbers Monday, announcing $74,000 in contributions to his campaign and political committee this month. “Our campaign’s momentum is strong, and we are very grateful for the wonderful support we are receiving,” Diaz said. “I can’t wait to continue my work in Tallahassee to keep fighting for the education reforms we […]

Drew WilsonJune 22, 2016

Democrat Francesca Menes picked up an endorsement from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)  in the crowded nine-way primary for House District 108. “Francesca Menes is exceedingly qualified to represent the constituents of State House District 108,” SEIU Florida President Monica Russo said. “I am personally a member of this vibrant, multi-cultural district, as are many of our […]

Drew WilsonJune 20, 2016

Miami Republican Rep. Jeanette Nunez drew a challenger Monday in her re-election campaign in House District 119. Heath Rassner, a 29-year- old Florida International University student, filed to run as a Democrat in the firmly Republican seat, which covers southwestern Miami-Dade County. Currently, he is the only candidate filed to run against Nunez. Since entering the House, Nunez […]

Ryan RayJune 20, 2016

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 […]

Peter SchorschJune 17, 2016

In a way, House District 103 is the Democrats’ Moby Dick. The younger-skewing, heavily Hispanic district spanning parts of Miramar, Hialeah Gardens, and Medley elected President Barack Obama by a 10-plus-point margin in 2012. The HD 103 seat straddles Broward and Miami-Dade counties, places Democrats need to plant their flag and hang their hats big-time if they’re […]

Drew WilsonJune 15, 2016

Hialeah Republican Rep. Manny Diaz announced Wednesday he had received endorsements from three female elected officials in the Miami-Dade area. Doral Councilwoman Ana Maria Rodriguez, Hialeah Councilwoman Vivan Casáls-Muñoz, and Miami-Dade School Board member Susie Castillo have thrown their support behind the second-term House District 103 representative. “I am proud to support Manny Diaz for re-election,” said Casáls-Muñoz, who […]

Ryan RayJune 14, 2016

Ramon Alexander continues to lead the way in the House District 8 Democratic primary to replace term-limited Rep. Alan Williams. The nonprofit leader and former Florida A&M University student body president raised $3,120 during May fundraising, according to recently released campaign finance data. The modest haul takes him to about $155,000 raised overall. For the first time during […]

Ryan RayJune 13, 2016

Loranne Ausley brought in another formidable fundraising haul as she campaigned for her old legislative seat in House District 9 during the month of May. According to new campaign finance reports, the attorney and former lawmaker took in nearly $35,000 last month, $24,925 through her campaign account and $10,000 through an affiliated political committee called Florida 2020. […]


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