Tag: Brad Herold

Drew WilsonOctober 16, 2018

The Ron DeSantis campaign has added a plethora of high-power politicos for the closing weeks of the race for Florida Governor, including reinforcements in campaign communications and political consulting. Under the leadership of Susie Wiles, who helmed Donald Trump’s Florida campaign two years ago, Team DeSantis has added numerous campaign veterans. Wiles started bringing on […]

Drew WilsonAugust 13, 2018

From “rapid response director” on Gov. Rick Scott’s 2014 campaign, to Enterprise Florida, to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, to VISIT FLORIDA, Stephen Lawson has worked in several positions over the last four years. On Monday, he made another jump: Communications Director for the Ron DeSantis for Governor campaign. DeSantis campaign manager Brad Herold made the […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 23, 2018

The pitched GOP gubernatorial primary battle between Rep. Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam increasingly is pivoting on which campaign can malign the other side’s donors. In Jacksonville Saturday morning, DeSantis devoted a lot of time to slamming the sugar industry, a position assumed after over $5 million was devoted to negative ads against the congressman […]

Peter SchorschJuly 17, 2018

Florida’s political class awoke this morning to news that U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis leads Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam by twelve points among registered voters in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. The independent poll from Tony Fabrizio also shows that among likely voters — and at this point in the election, that’s who matters […]

Peter SchorschJune 11, 2018

Richard Corcoran must be kicking himself right now. If the House Speaker knew a month ago what the rest of the state does now — that a former employee of Adam Putnam’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services failed for more than a year to conduct national background checks on applications for concealed weapons licenses — […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 30, 2016

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Rep. Ron DeSantis has moved to Flagler County, thus blunting criticism from primary opponents that he did not live in the recently reconfigured Congressional District 6. DeSantis, who had previously lived in Ponte Vedra in northeastern St. Johns County, saw the parameters of his district change this year, cutting out the northern part […]

Mitch PerryMay 16, 2016

Three more opponents of Florida GOP Senate hopeful Carlos Beruff are criticizing him after it was reported Sunday that he referred to President Obama as “an animal” while speaking in front of a group of St. John’s County Republicans last week. “Unfortunately, for seven and a half years this animal we call president, because he’s an animal, OK — seven […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 25, 2016

Florida political junkies will be logged on and tuned into Monday’s Florida Open Debate between Democrat Alan Grayson and Republican David Jolly. But the Ron DeSantis campaign cautions viewers not to expect much but accord from Jolly and Grayson, calling it a “Democratic Senate debate.” “Don’t expect to see fireworks at tonights Democratic Senate debate between Alan Grayson […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 31, 2016

It’s getting chippy among the Florida Senate campaigns. Ron DeSantis, in a Sunday news release, trumpeted his fundraising numbers. David Jolly fired back. DeSantis asserts that his operation raised “nearly twice as much ($772K) as the Senate campaigns of Republicans David Jolly ($130K) and [Carlos] Lopez-Cantera ($318K) in the fourth quarter of 2015. The DeSantis for Florida […]


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