Tag: Billee Bussard

A.G. GancarskiOctober 15, 2018

In Northeast Florida, most of the live state House races and the only state Senate race are characterized by a fundamental cash disparity. Republicans have serious bank; Democrats are far behind. However, this most recently reported week saw Republicans coasting while Democrats actually won the weekly tally battle (even as cash-on-hand was less buoyant for […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 10, 2018

There are relatively few multi-candidate forums in Northeast Florida’s general election season, so the evocatively titled Jacksonville Candidate Forum had a disproportionate importance for candidates seeking to introduce themselves to a general election audience. One Congressional candidate, Democrat Ges Selmont, running in Florida’s 4th Congressional District, was on hand. Also present: state Sen. Aaron Bean and his general election […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 8, 2018

Republican state Sen. Aaron Bean, whose Senate District 4 encompasses all of Nassau and part of Duval County, continued to pad his campaign account during the last full week of September receipts. From Sept. 15-28, Bean raised $22,200 between his campaign account and that of his political committee, Florida Conservative Alliance. Among the donors on the committee side: Florida […]

Jacob OglesSeptember 23, 2018

The oldest woman running for the Florida Senate this year wants male candidates to get with the times on acknowledging sexual assault. Billee Bussard, the Democratic challenger in Senate District 4, issued a press release Sunday titled: “Do Florida’s GOP Male Lawmakers Believe ALL Teenage Boys Commit Sexual Assault?” The missive came after a former […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 20, 2018

A creative fundraising appeal may help bolster Democrat Billee Bussard‘s campaign against well-funded incumbent Republican Aaron Bean in northeast Florida’s Senate District 4. Bussard, a 73-year-old veteran journalist, had $5,000 on hand at the end of August. But she offered an unusual story on her Facebook page, one that would only make sense in the world of random games of […]


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