Tag: 2018 legislative races

Drew WilsonAugust 26, 2018
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5min4
Madeira Beach attorney Ray Blacklidge raised another $13,800 between his campaign and committee over the past two weeks, building on his fundraising edge over Republican primary opponent Jeremy Bailie. Blacklidge and Bailie are running to replace exiting Republican Rep. Kathleen Peters in Pinellas County’s House District 69. Peters announced last year that she would not […]

Drew WilsonAugust 24, 2018
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8min10
Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano on Friday said he helped reel in more than $7.2 million over the last four months for the main political committee supporting Republican state Senate campaigns. The finance report for the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee (FRSCC) had not been uploaded to the Division of Elections public website as of Friday afternoon, […]

Drew WilsonAugust 24, 2018
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7min9
A slew of campaign mailers and TV ads pushing for Gainesville Democrat Olysha Magruder in Senate District 8 were outed as being tied to GOP operatives Thursday night, prompting TV stations in the Gainesville media market pull the pro-Magruder ads from the airwaves. Gainesville physician Kayser Enneking, who is running against Magruder in Tuesday’s Democratic […]

Drew WilsonAugust 23, 2018
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10min4
Gainesville Democrat Olysha Magruder opened a new political committee Thursday in the twilight hours ahead of her Senate District 8 primary battle with fellow Democrat Kayser Enneking. The new committee, known as Protect Prepare Provide, is chaired by Magruder, with one of her SD 8 campaign staffers – Kara Jess – serving as treasurer. Though the committee was acknowledged by […]

Drew WilsonAugust 20, 2018
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9min2
An Ocala non-profit organization has made up to $100,000 in illegal expenditures advocating for Olysha Magruder in the Democratic primary for Senate District 8, but the candidate has brushed off concerns about the spending by saying it’s “traditional campaign activity” and accusing supporters of her opponent of “slandering” her character. The Liberation Ocala African American […]

Drew WilsonAugust 21, 2018
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4min9
Exiting state Rep. Jake Raburn weighed into the House District 57 Republican primary battle brought about by his early retirement, offering his endorsement to businessman and U.S. Army veteran Sean McCoy. “Sean’s record of service to his country and his commitment to our conservative principles makes him the best choice to serve our community in Tallahassee,” […]


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