Tag: David Shapiro

Jacob OglesJuly 30, 2018

Democratic challenger David Shapiro is still 10 points behind U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan in his effort to beat the incumbent’s reelection effort, according to the newest poll. A new survey from St. Pete Polls commissioned by Florida Politics shows 44 percent of voters in Florida’s 16th Congressional District would vote for Buchanan in the election were held today, and […]

Scott PowersJuly 24, 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan has launched an attack ad against his Democratic election opponent David Shapiro with blistering references to the Sarasota lawyer’s investments in gun companies, opioid drug companies, and companies tied to the Deepwater Horizon off-shore oil disaster. The new 30-second TV commercial, “Two-Faced,” outlines Shapiro’s investments while calling him two-faced and […]

Drew WilsonJuly 20, 2018

A deep-dive into the financial disclosure filed by David Shapiro found some possibly hypocritical investments, particularly for a candidate saying he’ll push for “a full ban on weapons of war.” Shapiro is a leading Democrat in the race for Florida’s 16th Congressional District, challenging incumbent Congressman Vern Buchanan, a Longboat Key Republican. According to Shapiro’s official personal finance report filed with the […]

Drew WilsonJuly 10, 2018

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan has put out a new TV ad in his Sarasota-based district highlighting his “effective and bipartisan record” representing Florida’s 16th Congressional District. The 30-second spot, titled “Effective Leader,” has started airing on cable and local television stations throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties. “In a town notorious for gridlock and dysfunction, […]

Drew WilsonJuly 5, 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan raised more than $640,000 over the last three months for his re-election campaign in Florida’s 16th Congressional District. “Vern’s independence and effective record of achievements fighting for seniors, children, veterans and middle-class families are why so many in Southwest Florida are proud to call him their congressman,” said Max Goodman, Buchanan’s […]

Scott PowersJune 5, 2018

Sean Shaw and Jeremy Ring have gotten the backing of the Florida Young Democrats in their quests for the Florida attorney general and chief financial officer posts, as have 11 candidates in their congressional races. The YoungDems did not endorse in the governor’s race, the agriculture commissioner’s race, or 16 other congressional races, including several […]

Drew WilsonMay 23, 2018

Sarasota Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is rolling out another TV ad for his re-election campaign in Florida’s 16th Congressional District. The 30-second spot, “Fighting Chance,” highlights the sixth-term congressman’s record on the opioid epidemic. The campaign said it will begin airing online immediately and will hit TV next week as part of $200,000-plus ad […]

Drew WilsonApril 9, 2018

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s re-election campaign announced a new TV ad Monday that will be hitting airwaves within the Sarasota Republican’s district. The campaign said it placed an ad buy in excess of $200,000 to air the commercial, entitled “Independent Leader Fighting for You,” on local TV stations. The ad is Buchanan’s second of the […]

Scott PowersApril 9, 2018

Democratic congressional candidate David Shapiro announced Monday that his campaign raised $401,723 for the first quarter of 2018, as he seeks the Democratic primary nomination to face Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. Shapiro, a lawyer from Siesta Key, finished 2017 having raised $250,000 since entering the race in October, with just over $191,000 in the bank. […]

Drew WilsonApril 3, 2018

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s re-election campaign said Tuesday that its first campaign finance report of 2018 will show $470,000 raised during the first three months of the year. “Vern’s independence and record of bipartisan accomplishments fighting for seniors, children, veterans and middle-class families are why so many in Southwest Florida are proud to call him […]


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