Tag: Fred Costello

A.G. GancarskiAugust 25, 2018

After an interesting summer in both parties’ primaries in Florida’s 6th Congressional District, some clarity in the cash race has emerged as early voting continues. And after the pre-primary reports were released Aug. 8, it was clear that the fundraising headed up to the primary reflected the realities of how the field is shaking out, […]

Jacob OglesAugust 11, 2018

A new survey conducted by St. Pete Polls shows Republican Michael Waltz pulling ahead of primary opponents John Ward and Fred Costello in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida’s 6th Congressional District. The new poll commissioned for Florida Politics asked likely primary voters who they would support if the election were held […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 7, 2018

The Florida House Speaker-designate and a prominent Christian conservative group on Tuesday endorsed Fred Costello to succeed U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida’s 6th Congressional District. Costello, a former state representative from Ormond Beach who has been a distant third in the money race with Ponte Vedra’s John Ward and St. Augustine Beach’s Mike Waltz, has predicated his bid on grassroots […]

Scott PowersAugust 3, 2018

The Associated Industries of Florida has thrown its backing behind Republican state Rep. Mike Miller‘s bid for Congress in Florida’s 7th Congressional District and former state Rep. Fred Costello‘s bid in Florida’s 6th Congressional District. Miller’s endorsement may come as a bit of a sting to his Aug. 28 Republican primary opponent Scott Sturgill, who […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 28, 2018

In Florida’s 6th Congressional District, former state Rep. Fred Costello is losing the fundraising battle to opponents Mike Waltz and John Ward. However, Costello believes he has a unique value-add that his competitors don’t — an ironclad claim of residency. Costello’s campaign, via campaign manager Vic Baker, asserts (not for the first time since this race began) that neither […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 26, 2018

Former State Rep. Fred Costello, in what a poll says is a tight three-way GOP race in Florida’s Congressional District 6, had at one point in this campaign claimed an endorsement from the National Rifle Association. However, the endorsement has officially been rescinded. “The previous endorsement for Fred Costello has been rescinded and his rating has […]

Scott PowersJuly 24, 2018

Democratic congressional candidate Stephen Sevigny has launched four television commercial on cable in Florida’s 6th Congressional District, offering his views on health care and his residence in the district, along with a cornucopia of Democratic concerns. On Monday, Sevigny’s campaign began running the quartet of commercials in rotation through cable TV buys in the district, which […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 24, 2018

It remains to be seen if the results of one straw poll in Florida’s 6th Congressional District are predictive of the August ballot, but the campaign that won is trumpeting those results nonetheless. Republican Mike Waltz, with 30 percent of the total vote (65 votes in all), won the poll, finishing ahead of his GOP opponents, […]


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