Tag: 2018 Agriculture Commissioner race

Jacob OglesJanuary 6, 2019

Former Agriculture Commissioner candidate Baxter Troutman faces new accusations by wife Rebecca of aggravated assault and domestic battery. Arrest records with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office detail a tumultuous and sometimes violent home life for the Troutmans over ten years of marriage, despite the couple during the course of his campaign insisting their home life […]

Peter SchorschNovember 18, 2018

Just a few days ago, Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner Matt Caldwell told Florida Politics that he had “zero interest in winning this election on a legal loophole.” If what the former lawmaker from North Fort Myers said remains true, it is now time for him to do the honorable thing and concede the race […]

Jacob OglesNovember 18, 2018

Democrat Nikki Fried declared victory once again in Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner race. “I’m honored to serve as your next Commissioner of Agriculture. Now, we come together and work in union to govern for the people of Florida,” Fried said today on Twitter. But officials with Republican Matt Caldwell’s campaign say he’s waiting on controversy in […]

Jacob OglesNovember 12, 2018

Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen confirmed to Florida Politics that his office accepted more than 140 vote-by-mail ballots by fax machine or email, despite an executive order explicitly prohibiting the practice. “This office’s job is to ensure voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots,” Andersen explained. The elections official confirmed his office spoke […]

Jacob OglesNovember 11, 2018

Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher says her office cannot complete a machine recount of three statewide resources before a Thursday deadline. “It’s impossible,” she told CNN. The statement comes the same day Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott filed a lawsuit demanding any votes counted after Saturday’s noon deadline for initial tabulation be left […]

Jacob OglesNovember 10, 2018

U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Steube has called on the Justice Department to oversee impending statewide recounts in Florida. “Over the last 48 hours we have witnessed gross incompetence among some election officials,” Steube said. He notes three statewide races—U.S. Senate, Governor and Agriculture Commissioner—appear bound now for automatic recounts. The Sarasota Republican noted the failure of Broward […]


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