Tag: David Shapiro

Jacob OglesOctober 25, 2018

Political prognosticator Larry Sabato upgraded Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan’s re-election, while downgrading the chances for Republican Rep. Brian Mast, and suggested it may be harder for the GOP to hold Ron DeSantis’ old seat. Sabato’s Crystal Ball political rankings shifted today by moving Florida’s 16th Congressional District into the “Likely Republican” column. That’s good news for […]

Jacob OglesOctober 22, 2018

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/house/florida/16/Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan breathed a sigh of relief as the Tampa Bay Times moved him out of the “vulnerable” category. That happened just as a black community newspaper in the area hit stands praising Buchanan and calling Democratic challenger David Shapiro problematic. The Times today issued new rankings on important Congressional contests in the 2018 […]

Jacob OglesOctober 16, 2018

Freshly published reports show Democratic challenger David Shapiro had a strong quarter and raised more in individual contributions than Republican incumbent Rep. Vern Buchanan. But heading into the final stretch of the campaign, Buchanan holds a cash advantage of almost $1 million in the race for Florida’s 16th Congressional District. Buchanan pulled in $503,886 in contributions, […]

Jacob OglesOctober 15, 2018

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee just cancelled extensive TV ad buys in the Sarasota market, seemingly abandoning David Shapiro’s effort to unseat Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. “The DCCC decision to pull the plug on financial aid for David Shapiro confirms what independent polls have shown over the past two weeks—Vern Buchanan is going […]

Jacob OglesOctober 10, 2018

Democrats running in the Sarasota-Bradenton area banded together at an event organized by the progressive group Indivisible. State Rep. Margaret Good, the incumbent in state House District 72, and Democratic Congressional candidate David Shapiro, who thus far mustered a serious campaign for Florida’s 16th Congressional District, rallied the crowd of activists from both Indivisible’s Northeast […]

Jacob OglesOctober 9, 2018

A new campaign ad from Democratic congressional candidate David Shapiro attacks incumbent Vern Buchanan—and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The advertisement, titled “Build,” features Shapiro inspecting the rotting foundation of an old, dilapidated home, then compares the weak structure to leadership failures in Congress. “My father built houses. He’d tell me, if the foundation is […]

Ryan NicolOctober 4, 2018

A new survey of the contest Florida’s 16th Congressional District between Democrat David Shapiro and Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan gives the incumbent the edge. Buchanan leads Shapiro 49 percent to 40 percent, while 11 percent remain undecided. The poll was conducted by the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida. The […]


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