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Jacob OglesJanuary 6, 2019
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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 […]

Danny McAuliffeAugust 28, 2018
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Nikki Fried won the primary election for Agriculture Commissioner Tuesday night, defeating Democratic opponents Roy David Walker and Jeff Porter. Fried, a Broward-based lawyer and medical marijuana lobbyist, entered the race relatively late in June but became a quick favorite who easily outraised Walker and Porter and stood out among their lackluster campaigns. “I’m honored that Florida Democrats […]

Jacob OglesAugust 27, 2018
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Democratic Agriculture Commissioner candidate Nikki Fried released internal poll numbers Monday showing her with a general election edge over potential Republican opponents Baxter Troutman and Denise Grimsley. A FrederickPolls survey shows Fried leading Grimsley 42 percent to 40 percent, with 17 percent still undecided. She holds a wider lead over Troutman, 43 percent to 39 percent with 17 percent […]

Jacob OglesAugust 27, 2018
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The family of U.S. Sen. John McCain, Arizona’s senior senator and the 2008 Republican nominee for president, announced his death after a lengthy battle with cancer. Florida’s political leaders remembered the longtime Senate leader. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, elected in 2010, issued a statement mourning McCain. “John McCain’s sacrifices to his country are immeasurable. With his […]

Peter SchorschAugust 21, 2018
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6min249
Based on the latest polling, after next Tuesday’s primary elections the Florida GOP will offer this slate of statewide candidates: — Rick Scott for U.S. Senator. — Ron DeSantis for Governor. — Frank White for Attorney General. — Jimmy Patronis for Chief Financial Officer. — Baxter Troutman for Agriculture Commissioner. Of course, there’s still time […]

Drew WilsonAugust 20, 2018
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Sebring Sen. Denise Grimsely piled on more than 30 endorsements from local officials Monday as she sprints toward the finish line in the four-way Republican primary to succeed Adam Putnam as Agriculture Commissioner. Monday’s list included state Rep. Ben Albritton, Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayer, Lawtey Chief of Police Shane Bennett, nine county school […]


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