Tag: 2016 State Legislative Campaign Coverage
The Swamp may be full this season.

Drew WilsonJune 15, 2016
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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
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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
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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. […]

Ryan RayJune 13, 2016
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Though Rep. David Richardson had been making gestures toward a state Senate run amid speculation last year Sen. Gwen Margolis might retire, the second-term lawmaker said Monday he will decline a run for the now-open Senate District 38 seat. Richardson will instead seek re-election in his current solidly Democratic House District 113 seat based in Miami Beach. Richardson praised […]

Ryan RayJune 10, 2016

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Miami Rep. Frank Artiles brought in another massive fundraising haul during the May reporting period, raising $92,801 last month through his campaign account and another $42,000 through an associated political committee called “Veterans for Conservative Principles.” That brings his overall fundraising total to some $341,000 for his Senate District 40 account, according to recently released state campaign finance […]

Ryan RayJune 8, 2016
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Rep. Dane Eagle does not currently face an opponent in his House District 77 re-election bid, but the Cape Coral Republican isn’t taking any chances. The second-term lawmaker brought in $37,575 from more than 50 contributions during May, according to newly released campaign finance data. Those included 18 contributions of $1,000, the legal maximum for state legislative […]

Ryan RayJune 1, 2016
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Tampa businesswoman Rebecca Smith snagged an endorsement in her race for House District 60 on Wednesday, courtesy of the Florida Architects’ Political Action Committee. “FAPAC is honored to offer its support and endorsement of Rebecca Smith to become the District 60 Representative to the Florida State Legislature,” said Mickey Jacob, an AIA Florida member and past president of the […]


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