Tag: ABC

Drew WilsonNovember 28, 2018
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National trade group Associated Builders and Contractors put out its annual ranking of state’s construction environments Wednesday and Florida topped the list. The 2018 Merit Shop Scorecard measures the climate for “merit shops,” which are organizations that do not have labor unions, in each of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. The scorecard takes into […]

Drew WilsonJuly 31, 2018
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Republican Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody put another brick in her wall of endorsements Tuesday after earning an official thumbs-up from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida. There were hints the construction trade group would be backing Moody, a former prosecutor and circuit court judge, after the association met in Marco Island last week […]

Scott PowersJuly 26, 2018
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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gov. Rick Scott picked up another Florida business group’s endorsement with the announcement in Marco Island Thursday that the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida is backing his campaign. Scott picked up the endorsement at the annual conference of the group, which represnts 2,500 general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and professional […]

Drew WilsonDecember 7, 2017
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North Fort Myers Republican Rep. Matt Caldwell announced Thursday that Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida has endorsed him in the Republican Primary to replace termed-out Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. “We are thrilled to announce that we are endorsing Matt Caldwell for Commissioner of Agriculture,” ABC board chair Mary Tappouni said. “Matt is a principled […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 27, 2017
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The GOP Primary field for Florida Governor may not be set, but the Associated Builders and Contractors announced a major endorsement Thursday evening for Adam Putnam. The endorsement: a unanimous vote of the ABC Board. Mary Tappouni, State Chair of ABC of Florida, lauded Putnam’s “conservative values and free market approach” in a press release from […]


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