Tag: 2018 Congressional Races

Jacob OglesOctober 22, 2018

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/house/florida/16/Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan breathed a sigh of relief as the Tampa Bay Times moved him out of the “vulnerable” category. That happened just as a black community newspaper in the area hit stands praising Buchanan and calling Democratic challenger David Shapiro problematic. The Times today issued new rankings on important Congressional contests in the 2018 […]

Drew WilsonOctober 22, 2018

The race for Florida’s 15th Congressional District has been surprisingly close, but a new poll being circulated by Dover state Rep. Ross Spano shows he’s in good position to keep the traditionally-Republican seat from flipping on Election Day. The Remington Research Group poll found Spano, currently in his third term representing Hillsborough’s HD 59, with […]

Drew WilsonOctober 18, 2018

Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist added more than $188,000 to his campaign account between early August and the end of September, bringing his total fundraising past the $3.25 million mark. Crist, who represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District, brought $114,000 of that cash via individual donors, including $104,000 contribs exceeding the threshold requiring donor names to […]

Drew WilsonOctober 18, 2018

If Lakeland Democrat Kristen Carlson isn’t able to flip Florida’s 15th Congressional District, it won’t be for lack of fundraising. Carlson’s new campaign finance report, which covers Aug. 9 through Sept. 30, shows more than $584,000 in receipts and about $150,000 in spending. To date, Carlson has raised $905,567 for her congressional bid, including $66,500 […]

Jacob OglesOctober 10, 2018

Democrats running in the Sarasota-Bradenton area banded together at an event organized by the progressive group Indivisible. State Rep. Margaret Good, the incumbent in state House District 72, and Democratic Congressional candidate David Shapiro, who thus far mustered a serious campaign for Florida’s 16th Congressional District, rallied the crowd of activists from both Indivisible’s Northeast […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 9, 2018

A new poll by WPA Intelligence, a Republican polling company, puts Ross Spano 7 points ahead of his Democratic challenger, Kristen Carlson, in Florida’s 15th Congressional District. Anti-big government group Club for Growth Action commissioned the poll for the district that covers parts of Hillsborough, Lake and Polk counties. The poll  also showed Spano with advantages […]

Drew WilsonOctober 5, 2018

Americans for Prosperity-Action (AFP-Action) said Friday that it’s anteing up “seven-figures” for digital and direct mail campaigns urging voters to send Bill Nelson packing after three terms in the U.S. Senate. The new AFP-FL digital ad, titled “Bill Nelson Has Had 30 Years,” hits the longtime Democratic lawmaker’s perceived lack of progress on health care, […]

Peter SchorschOctober 4, 2018

It has been more than a month since the primary elections but failed congressional candidate Javier Manjarres is still blasting out emails from his clown show of a campaign. The blogger’s latest Dumpster fire diatribe features grapes so sour they could be mistaken for lemons. Despite losing the three-way Republican primary for Florida’s 22nd Congressional […]


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