Tag: Kristen Carlson
A member of the National Rifle Association plugs his ears with his fingers as he walks past protesters during the NRA's annual meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Drew WilsonJanuary 3, 2019
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The further out from Election Day, the more valid U.S. Rep.-elect Ross Spano‘s excuses seem. But the hits keep coming. Shortly after he defeated Democratic opponent Kristen Carlson in the race for Florida’s 15 Congressional District, it was revealed he funded his campaign with loans from a pair of his supporters. The Dover Republican blamed the […]

Jacob OglesDecember 31, 2018
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Ed Shoemaker, who last year ran in Florida’s 15th Congressional District, now wants to chair the effort to keep the seat in Republican hands. And one former opponent quickly lined up behind him. Danny Kushmer, another Republican candidate, endorsed Shoemaker to become the congressional district’s Republican Party caucus chair for the district. The fight to keep […]

Jacob OglesDecember 5, 2018
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Democrats are ramping up criticism of U.S. Rep.-elect Ross Spano following his admission he broke campaign fundraising laws before his win in Florida’s Congressional District 15. Florida Democratic Party chair Terrie Rizzo said Spano “knew exactly what he was doing when he took personal loans and used them as campaign funds, which is against the law.” “This should […]

Jacob OglesDecember 2, 2018
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U.S. Rep.-elect Ross Spano admitted in a letter to the Federal Elections Commission that he financed his congressional run with personal loans, a clear violation of campaign finance regulations. The admission comes weeks after the Riverview Republican won an election over Democrat Kristen Carlson for an open seat representing Florida’s 15th Congressional District. It also […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 6, 2018
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In what could have been a major upset for Republicans, Florida Rep. Ross Spano held off Democrat Kristen Carlson in the race for Congressional District 15. With 88 percent of the vote counted, Spano led 53-47 percent. The solidly red Congressional District 15 should have been an easy win for conservatives. It covers parts of Hillsborough, […]


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