Tag: Bob Poe
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Scott PowersJune 9, 2016

Democratic congressional candidate Bob Poe of Orlando announced Thursday that he has HIV, though he is healthy and has been so since first being diagnosed 18 years ago. Poe, a Democrat running in Florida’s 10th Congressional District, said he struggled all year trying to decide whether, when and how to come out to voters and the public […]

Scott PowersJune 7, 2016

Monday’s first day of qualifying for congressional races in Florida has seen enough candidates qualify to force Republican primaries in Florida’s 6th, 7th and 11th Congressional Districts and Democratic primaries in the 6th and 9th Congressional Districts so far. In other districts expecting Democratic or Republican primaries, announced candidates either did not file Monday or […]

Scott PowersJune 1, 2016

Laborers’ Union Local 517 has endorsed Democrat Val Demings bid in Florida’s 9th Congressional District, her campaign announced Wednesday. The Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 517 represents, among others, a variety of Orange County public employees ranging from cooks and janitors to auto mechanics and equipment operators. “I’ve known Chief Val Demings for […]

Scott PowersMay 23, 2016

A complaint filed with the Florida Elections Commission alleges that former Orlando Police Chief Val Deming‘s aborted 2014 Orange County mayoral campaign played favorites in refunding campaign money. The complaint, filed Thursday by Connor Pace of Gainesville, contends that the 2014 Val Demings for Orange County Mayor campaign fully refunded money to a handful of […]

Scott PowersApril 28, 2016

Democratic congressional candidate Bob Poe says his commitment to advocating for increased minimum wages and for felons to receive second chances is starting right now, with his own campaign. The Congressional District 10 candidate is encouraging people with felony records to apply for positions in his campaign, while offering $15-an-hour minimum wages, through job fairs he’s […]

Scott PowersApril 14, 2016

Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings raised more than $210,000 in the first quarter of 2016 for her congressional race in Orlando-based Congressional District 10, her campaign announced Friday. The campaign did not state how much cash it had on-hand at the end of the quarter, but Demings, a Democrat, ended 2015 with more than […]

Scott PowersApril 14, 2016

The Congressional New Dems caucus has endorsed state Sen. Darren Soto in his race to win the Democratic nomination in Orlando-based Congressional District 9 and former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings in Orlando-based Congressional District 10. The New Democratic Coalition is chaired by Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind and its membership includes Florida Democratic […]

Scott PowersApril 5, 2016

Democrat Bob Poe has lent his congressional campaign $1.2 million of his own money, jumpstarting it into what likely will be a big campaign finance lead over other candidates in Orlando-based Congressional District 10. The wealthy Orlando entrepreneur and former chairman of the Florida Democratic Party said Tuesday that his self-funding effort gives him more than […]


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