Tag: Florida Senate District 19

Mitch PerrySeptember 1, 2016

(UPDATE) After provisional ballots were counted by the separate Hillsborough and Pinellas County canvassing boards Thursday, Darryl Rouson’s lead over Ed Narain grew to 75 votes in the race for the Florida state Senate District 19. The contest appears indeed headed for a machine recount Friday, as the final margin of 75 votes out more than 37,000 cast is […]

Mitch PerryAugust 24, 2016

It’s always challenging for any Democrat to get a bill they sponsored passed in the Florida Legislature. And with Republicans continuing to dominate the House and Senate, it’s sometimes difficult to hear them boast about what they’ll accomplish in Tallahassee on the campaign trail, when the reality is much starker. At Tuesday night’s Senate District […]

Mitch PerryAugust 19, 2016

Although the candidates for Florida’s 19th Senate District have engaged in numerous campaign forums over the past couple of months, Friday’s encounter at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club did offer some new wrinkles. One was the appearance of the lone Republican in the race, John Houman, who has carried such a light footprint to date in […]

Peter SchorschAugust 9, 2016

In an unprecedented move, the Florida Senate Democratic Caucus — led by Oscar Braynon — is picking a favorite candidate in an open, competitive primary. State Rep. Ed Narain has emerged as the preferred choice of Braynon and his caucus over state Rep. Darryl Rouson, former state Rep. Betty Reed, and trial attorney Augie Ribeiro. The four Democrats are competing […]

Mitch PerryAugust 3, 2016

Ever since Augie Ribeiro entered the state Senate District 19 race in late June, Ed Narain has seemed to be personally offended by his campaign theme that he’s a Democrat “for all of us.” “Is he implying that the people that have held the seat before didn’t represent everybody in the district?” Narain asked on Monday night while attending the Greater […]

Mitch PerryJuly 9, 2016

When he announced his candidacy for Senate District 19 last month, St. Petersburg based attorney Augie Ribiero said he was convinced he should enter the contest after he came away uninspired by hearing fellow Democrats Ed Narain, Darryl Rouson and Betty Reed speak at a candidates forum in south St. Pete. He doubled down on those comments in the past week in an […]


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