Tag: John Rood

Drew WilsonAugust 13, 2018

Congressman Ron DeSantis has held an edge in the polls for weeks, but now he’s started eating into Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s fundraising lead, too. DeSantis, whose chances surged after an endorsement from President Donald Trump, brought in more than $1 million between July 28 and Aug. 3. Putnam, meanwhile, brought in $191,901. DeSantis’ cash mostly […]

Staff ReportsDecember 22, 2017

Vestcor Chairman John Rood was reappointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board on Thursday. Rood, who served as Ambassador to the Bahamas during the George W. Bush Administration, chairs the politically connected Jacksonville development company Vestcor. Rood and Vestcor are frequent donors to Republican causes and candidates in Northeast Florida and beyond. Rood has been on the […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 8, 2017

In a month thus far full of Ws or low-dollar takes for Northeast Florida legislators, Rep. Clay Yarborough‘s $6,100 of May money stands out. That $6,100: the best month of 2017 for Yarborough, who now has over $14,000 on hand to defend a safe Republican seat on Jacksonville’s Southside. Of that money, $2,000 came via four […]

Peter SchorschMay 26, 2017

After Florida Politics’ most recent report about the mostly behind-the-scenes scrum within the Florida House GOP freshman class to determine which of its members will one day be Speaker, the conclusion was that for either Jamie Grant or Frank White to win, one of them would have to drop out of the race quickly. Not much sooner after this was […]


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