Tag: August 28 primary
Jason Halloway gets the nod from the man who he hopes to replace.

Scott PowersJuly 16, 2018
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Adam Putnam is launching a new television spot featuring Florida seniors to denounce Republican gubernatorial primary opponent Ron DeSantis for seeking to cut Social Security and Medicare, But there’s an added twist: Putnam’s ad attempts to divide DeSantis from his main endorser — someone very popular among Republican seniors — President Donald Trump. “Congressman DeSantis voted […]

Scott PowersJuly 5, 2018
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Darren Soto and former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, Soto’s predecessor and challenger this year, have agreed on two debates and two joint forums in the weeks leading to the Aug. 28 Democratic primary. Soto’s campaign announced Tuesday it was committing to a Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida Aug. 2 debate and a Spectrum News 13 […]

Scott PowersJune 29, 2018
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As if sensing he drew blood in Thursday night’s debate, Republican gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis went after his rival Adam Putnam with full force Friday, accusing him of cronyism, fiscal irresponsibility, voting with Democrats, and not telling the truth about comments about Donald Trump. DeSantis spent most of his speech Friday at the Republican […]

Scott PowersJune 22, 2018
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Ten seats in Central Florida’s portion of the Florida House of Representatives will have primaries on August 28, with four Republican and six Democratic in-party battles set by Friday’s ballot qualifying. The big primary battles among Republicans are preparing for two open seats now held by Republicans, and among the Democrats for four places where […]

Scott PowersJune 22, 2018
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The Orange County Democratic Party has canceled efforts to have a gubernatorial debate in Orlando next Tuesday because Philip Levine and Gwen Graham would not agree to participate. Orange County Democratic Chair Wes Hodge expressed regret over the last-week cancellation he announced Friday and that voters in Orange County “will not have the opportunity to hear from […]

Scott PowersJune 20, 2018
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Republican Adam Putnam received the backing of John Stemberger‘s staunchly-Christian-conservative Florida Family Action as a “distinct honor and privilege” and spoke at least generally about supporting the group’s hardline anti-abortion positions. At a news conference with board leaders of Florida Family Action and others at Stemberger’s office in Orlando Wednesday, Putnam also stressed his support […]


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