Tag: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Ruby ansd Roy Stephens. Image via Polk County Sheriff's Office/Fresh Take Florida.

A.G. GancarskiDecember 22, 2017
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8min340
Rontel Batie, a former Corrine Brown staffer who is now running to take back her seat in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, issued the first salvo of the 2018 Democratic primary campaign against the incumbent Thursday evening. That incumbent — Rep. Al Lawson, a moderate Democrat from Tallahassee — does not align with the priorities of the Congressional Black […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 7, 2017
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6min352
It was only a matter of time before U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, a Tallahassee Democrat, drew a primary challenge in Florida’s 5th Congressional District. However, that challenge isn’t coming from former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, at least not yet. Rather, the first primary opponent for Lawson is Rontel Batie, a 29 year-old former Tallahassee lobbyist and former Corrine Brown policy director who […]


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