Tag: 2016 State Legislative Campaign Coverage

Drew WilsonMay 31, 2016

Largo Republican Rep. Chris Latvala announced Tuesday he has picked up an endorsement from the Florida Professional Firefighters in his re-election campaign. “We commend you on your willingness to run for and serve in public office, and because of that, the Florida Professional Firefighters wish to endorse and support your campaign for re-election to the Florida House of Representatives, […]

Ryan RayMay 27, 2016

Sources close to Ana Rivas Logan confirmed the suspicions of many statehouse watchers around the state on Friday, saying she will run for Florida’s southernmost Senate seat in District 40. As first reported by the Miami Herald, the move pits Logan against Republican Rep. Frank Artiles and incumbent Democrat Sen. Dwight Bullard in what figures to be a hotly contested race. […]

Ryan RayMay 26, 2016

Though he may be running in some new territory this fall, Sen. Jeff Clemens says he is not short on support from across his redrawn Senate District 31. The Lake Worth Democrat unveiled more than two dozen endorsements on Thursday from local elected leaders and advocacy groups. Those giving the often left-leaning Democrat the nod included Palm Beach Reps. Dave […]

Ryan RayMay 23, 2016

Democrat Edward James is now the first candidate in House District 72 officially on the ballot. The first-time candidate surpassed the threshold of 1,140 verified signatures on Monday. James is locked in a competitive three-way race to succeed Republican Rep. Ray Pilon, who bowed out of a re-election race earlier this year to pursue a Senate seat vacated by […]

Peter SchorschMay 13, 2016

Erin Grall outraised the other three Republicans vying for House District 54 and took the fundraising lead with nearly $22,000 raised in April, according to newly filed campaign finance reports. “Clearly our message of cleaning up the Indian River Lagoon, stopping All Aboard Florida, more equitable electric rates and enforcing our immigration laws is resonating with voters,” Grall said. […]

Ryan RayMay 12, 2016

Democrat Lorrane Ausley continued to lead the way in House District 9 fundraising for April. Ausley brought in $14,355 through her campaign account plus another $5,000 through an affiliated political committee, according to new campaign finance data. Republican opponent Jim Messer raised $9,950, including a $7,500 personal loan, while a pair of other Democratic hopefuls raised negligible sums. The […]

Ryan RayMay 9, 2016

Wilton Manors Democrat Ken Keechl may stand to gain from a negative “Donald Trump effect” against a Republican incumbent in deep-blue Broward, but apparently he isn’t taking any chances. Keechl is challenging third-term Pompano Beach state Rep. George Moraitis in moderate, coastal House District 93. Keechl took in $21,198 during the April reporting period while Moraitis raised just $3,700, […]

Staff ReportsMay 9, 2016

House candidate Randy Fine‘s campaign announced Monday three more significant Florida groups have endorsed his bid for HD 53. The Republican Liberty Caucus, Business Voice Political Committee of Florida’s Space Coast, and pro-greyhound group Grey2K USA, have all given the nod to Fine’s bid for the statehouse. The endorsements bring his total up to seven, Fine said in […]


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