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Scott PowersNovember 6, 2018
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Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey may have seen his most organized Democratic opponent yet this fall but it made little difference as he easily won re-election to a sixth term representing Florida’s Space Coast in Congress. Posey crushed Democratic activist and business consultant Sanjay Patel by a spread of 61 percent to 39 percent Tuesday, […]

Scott PowersOctober 22, 2018
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Democratic congressional candidate Sanjay Patel is launching the first television commercial of his campaign Monday to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey in Florida’s 8th Congressional District. Patel, a business consultant and activist, pushes an upbeat, progressive-politics message in the ad, quickly mentioning such issues as toxic algae, economics, and health care from a progressive […]

Scott PowersOctober 19, 2018
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Democratic congressional candidate Sanjay Patel has launched his first video commercial, a digital ad that talks about how his brother’s death from cancer has inspired him to seek better, and how for him that includes affordable health care, a fairer economy, environmental protection and investments in schools and infrastructure. The two-minute, 17-second video, released on […]

Scott PowersOctober 17, 2018
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Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey had the most significant fundraising drive yet for his re-election campaign during August and September, bringing in $182,000 to fuel his battle with Democratic challenger Sanjay Patel in Florida’s 8th Congressional District. In this latest reporting period, the incumbent Posey easily outraised Patel, who nonetheless once again put up fairly impressive […]

Scott PowersOctober 11, 2018
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The Sierra Club of Florida has endorsed Democratic congressional candidate Sanjay Patel in his race against Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey in Florida’s 8th Congressional District. The club, which calls itself the nation’s largest and most influential environmental organization, announced the endorsement Thursday, declaring Patel an “environmental champion.” “We are pleased to announce today that […]

Scott PowersSeptember 26, 2018
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Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey went to Facebook Tuesday night to apologize for comments he made last week disparaging supporters of Sanjay Patel, his Democratic opponent in this fall’s election in Florida’s 8th Congressional District. At a Trump Club meeting in Brevard County on Sept. 19, shown in a video posted on Youtube.com and since […]

Scott PowersAugust 3, 2018
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The Associated Industries of Florida has thrown its backing behind Republican state Rep. Mike Miller‘s bid for Congress in Florida’s 7th Congressional District and former state Rep. Fred Costello‘s bid in Florida’s 6th Congressional District. Miller’s endorsement may come as a bit of a sting to his Aug. 28 Republican primary opponent Scott Sturgill, who […]

Scott PowersJuly 18, 2018
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Democratic challenger Sanjay Patel raised $101,000 in the second quarter of his campaign for Florida’s 8th Congressional District, besting incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey‘s fundraising efforts by more than $30,000. At the end of June, Posey, the five-term congressman from Rockledge, still possessed a significant campaign cash advantage over the newcomer candidate, with $642,000 […]

Scott PowersApril 30, 2018
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Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey and Democratic challenger Sanjay Patel became the first Central Florida congressional contest formally set Monday when they both qualified for the ballot in Florida’s 8th Congressional District. Patel, of Rocklege, a business consultant and Democratic Party officer in Brevard County, qualified by petition after having more than 9,100 signatures verified, […]

Drew WilsonApril 17, 2018
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Sanjay Patel just posted the best quarterly fundraising report by a Democrat running for Florida’s 8th Congressional District this century, nearly matching incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey in individual contributions. Patel, who filed for the race in late January, showed $91,111 raised and $9,262 spent in his inaugural report, leaving him with $81,642 in the […]


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