Tag: incumbent

Ryan NicolJune 11, 2018
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Democrat Gary Farmer just had his best fundraising month yet, earning more than $34,000 in contributions during May. That’s according to the latest information filed with the Florida Division of Elections. Those impressive totals leave Farmer with more than $65,000 cash on hand. The incumbent senator representing Senate District 34 is running unopposed in his […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 15, 2016
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One great truism in modern politics: the greatest advantage a candidate will ever have (for either party) is to be an incumbent. To understand how incumbency offers politicians a distinct benefit, the folks at Ballotpedia crunch some numbers for 2016. Of more than 6,700 seats to be decided in this election cycle, only 123 incumbents […]


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