Tag: Bill Akins

Jacob OglesOctober 11, 2018

Republican Congressional candidate Greg Steube will host his first major campaign event since the death of Democratic opponent April Freeman. Steube, a Sarasota state senator running in Florida’s 17th Congressional District, will attend a reception on Oct. 16 at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee. The event marks a return to campaigning following Freeman’s unexpected death […]

Jacob OglesOctober 5, 2018

Allen Ellison, the Democratic replacement candidate in Florida’s 17th Congressional District, will host his first public event Sunday in Bowling Green. The newly minted candidate said he’s ready for the reception and a chance to interact with the public. “I understand that as a representative, I will have to be open-minded and eager to listen […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 12, 2018

Sarasota state Sen. Greg Steube cruised through the Republican primary for Florida’s 17th Congressional District, but now it’s time to refill his war chest for the upcoming general election showdown with Cape Coral Democrat April Freeman. To that end, Alan Jay Wildstein and Ashley Pierce are hosting a fundraising reception for the 40-year-old Republican’s congressional […]

Jacob OglesAugust 28, 2018

State Sen. Greg Stuebe emerged victorious from a hard-fought Republican primary in Florida’s 17th Congressional District. With most precincts reporting, Steube had 62 percent of the vote compared to Charlotte County veteran Bill Akins‘s 19 percent and state Rep. Julio Gonzalez’s 18 percent. Steube had been backed by conservative groups like the National Rifle Association and Club for […]

Drew WilsonAugust 16, 2018

Sarasota state Sen. Greg Steube filed another six-figure fundraising report ahead of the primary election for Florida’s 17th Congressional District, bringing his to-date fundraising total past the $500,000 mark. From the start of last month through Aug. 8, Steube’s campaign account received $126,636 in contributions, including $104,136 from individual donors and another $22,500 from political […]

Jacob OglesAugust 4, 2018

Congressional candidate Greg Steube, a Republican running in Florida’s 17th Congressional District, won the endorsement of the National Association of Realtors Political Action Committee, a politically active professional group. “Greg Steube has a varied background of public service and experience, which will help make him a strong leader and a voice for Realtors and property […]

Jacob OglesAugust 4, 2018

The nation’s leading business group just picked a side in one of Florida’s hottest Congressional primaries. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Julio Gonzalez in Florida’s 17th Congressional District. “As a state representative, Dr. Gonzalez has been a strong ally for job creators and consistently voted to reform regulations and cut taxes to help small […]


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