Tag: Jennifer Spath

Bill RuftyAugust 23, 2018

The campaign of Kristen Carlson, a Lakeland Democrat running for Florida’s 15th Congressional District, is accusing primary opponent Andrew Learned of Valrico of negative campaigning. Learned’s campaign claims Carlson‘s money is coming from outside the district, making her beholden to corporate campaign contributors. A political scientist from Florida Southern College in Lakeland said the damage of a […]

Drew WilsonMay 1, 2018

Republican Josie Tomkow easily dispatched Democrat Ricky Shirah in Tuesday’s special election for House District 39. With 31 of 35 precincts counted, Tomkow held an insurmountable lead of 62 to 37 percent. “I’m honored to be entrusted by my neighbors to be their voice in Tallahassee,” Tomkow told Florida Politics. “No one will work harder […]

Bill RuftyApril 26, 2018

Voters in Florida House District 39 will go to the polls May 1 to fill a vacancy which has existed since Nov. 24 when then-Rep. Neil Combee, a Polk City Republican, resigned to accept a presidential appointment to a U.S. Agriculture Department agency in Gainesville. But the winner will not sit in the House, because […]

Drew WilsonJanuary 4, 2018

Republican House District 39 candidate Josie Tomkow announced Wednesday that she had picked up endorsements from the National Rifle Association and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida. “Josie Tomkow is the only candidate in this race we can trust to uphold the constitution rights of law-abiding firearms owners and sportsmen,” former NRA President Marion Hammer said. […]

Drew WilsonDecember 20, 2017

Republican Josie Tomkow announced Wednesday she qualified via petition for the special election to replace former Rep. Neil Combee in House District 39. “We have been going door-to-door for weeks, meeting with voters throughout HD 39 and I am humbled by the outpouring of support. This is going to be a grassroots campaign — we […]


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