Tag: Christine Jennings

Drew WilsonApril 29, 2018

Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham will be in Sarasota this weekend to raise money for her gubernatorial campaign. The Sunday event will be held at the home of Protect Our Defenders founder Nancy Parrish and Frank Parrish, 3139 Bay Shore Road, starting at 4 pm. Those looking to turn out for the North Florida […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 16, 2018

For Sarasota-area Democrats, hope springs eternal. Tuesday night, Margaret Good won a decisive seven-point victory over Republican James Buchanan in the House District 72 special election. Now Democrats are eyeing much bigger prey — Florida’s 16th Congressional District held by Vern Buchanan, who made millions owning car dealership before turning to politics in 2006, winning a hugely controversial victory over Democrat Christine Jennings. […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 25, 2018

Democrat David Shapiro is reporting $250,128 raised over the past three months of 2017, his first quarter as a candidate for Florida’s 16th Congressional District. That report includes contributions from more than 500 individual contributors from across the district. Shapiro is a Sarasota attorney running against Longboat Key Republican incumbent Vern Buchanan, who has represented the […]

Mitch PerryOctober 25, 2017

Florida Republicans smirked when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee placed Vern Buchanan second on its “2018 Republican Retirement Watchlist.” They were equally amused when the DCCC listed the Sarasota Republican’s 16th Congressional District as one of 79 around the nation for targeting next year. Whether they’ll still be delighted a year from now is unclear, but […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 26, 2017

Democrat Margaret Good qualified for the House District 72 special election Tuesday by submitting more than 400 petitions from local supporters. “I’m proud of the effort our team organized in a matter of days to garner the support of hundreds of voters from around the district,” said Good, a Sarasota-based attorney. “The response we’ve seen from voters […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 18, 2017

Florida Democrats now have a candidate vying for the open House District 72 in the Sarasota area recently vacated by Republican Alex Miller. She’s attorney and community activist Margaret Good, who announced her candidacy over the weekend. “As we struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, I’ve been helping my neighbors and our community with recovery […]

Darryl PaulsonMay 31, 2017

Sometimes political change comes slowly, one drop at a time. That was the 2016 Florida congressional election where Democrats gained a single seat, although the opportunities were everywhere. Sometimes elections result in a political tsunami, where the political landscape is fundamentally altered, and one party replaces the other party as the dominant political force. The […]


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