Tag: Geraldine Thompson

Scott PowersJuly 18, 2016

In the brutal Democratic primary for Florida’s Congressional District 10, Val Demings raised nearly $300,000 in the second quarter of 2016, but rival Bob Poe countered by lending another $500,000 to his campaign. Poe is burning money fast with television commercials and a large, paid ground staff, and reported spending almost $1.4 million in the three […]

Larry GriffinJuly 15, 2016

In response to Republican criticisms of her calls to close the loophole allowing people on the terror watch list to purchase firearms, Sen. Geraldine Thompson isn’t backing down. She invoked the Pulse tragedy as well as other recent shooting attacks, condemning the Republican opposition to passing new laws and vowing to continue her efforts. “The bloodshed we […]

Scott PowersJuly 13, 2016

Democratic congressional candidate Val Demings has won the endorsement of the Collective PAC, which supports African-American candidates committed to the black community, in her quest to win election in Florida’s 10th Congressional District. “Chief Val Demings represents everything that the Collective PAC stands for,” Quentin James, executive director of the Collective PAC, stated in a news release issued by […]

Scott PowersJuly 13, 2016

State Sen. Geraldine Thompson is offering up her life stories to voters in Florida’s Congressional District 10 Democratic primary race, starting with a story about her mother’s struggles to raise a family. Thompson’s piece on her mother, the late Annie Fortenberry, tells of how the single mom raised a big family supported by agricultural and […]

Scott PowersJuly 13, 2016

Democratic congressional candidate Bob Poe is releasing his first radio commercial in the Orlando market Wednesday using the recent tragic shootings in Orlando and Dallas, and of African-Americans, to tout his gun-control proposals in Florida’s 10th Congressional District race. Poe also is sending out his first mailer with the theme “To make a difference you have […]

Peter SchorschJuly 11, 2016

Last month, several state lawmakers were elected, or re-elected, without opposition. Offering congratulations and well wishes to this new crop of legislators is Orlando Democratic state Sen. Geraldine Thompson. But that’s not all. Thompson has been busy leaving messages on answering machines across the state: “Hello, this is Sen. Geraldine Thompson calling to congratulate you […]

Scott PowersJuly 8, 2016

National progressive civil rights leader Cornell West has endorsed Fatima Rita Fahmy in Florida’s Orlando-based Congressional District 10 race, her campaign announced Friday. West made the endorsement at the Democratic National Committee’s platform meeting in Orlando. West, a professor of philosophy and Christian practice, is also known for his firebrand Democratic socialist politics, and was […]

Scott PowersJuly 7, 2016

Four Democrats running for Congress in the Orlando-based 10th Congressional District shared plenty of outrage, yet disagreed on key points when pressed in a debate Thursday night about the two recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. (The deadly police shootings in Dallas occurred after the debate.) Several questions about law enforcement, inspired by the fatal shootings the […]

Scott PowersJuly 6, 2016

The four Democrats running in Florida’s 10th Congressional District will have their second debate in two weeks Thursday night. The Orange County Democratic Executive Committee announced Wednesday that former police chief Val Demings, businessman Bob Poe, state Sen. Geraldine Thompson and lawyer Fatima Rita Fahmy all have agreed to the three-hour debate, which will take […]

Scott PowersJune 30, 2016

Two months away from the Aug. 30 Democratic primary, the four candidates vying to run in the Democratically solid Florida’s 10th Congressional District meet face-to-face for the first time Thursday at the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida’s debate. This was supposed to be former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings’ congressional seat. She was the […]


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