Tag: Kristen Carlson

Jacob OglesOctober 24, 2018

Cook Political Report delivered welcome news to Florida Democrats. The political handicappers there upgraded the chances of victory for Donna Shalala, Kristen Carlson and Nancy Soderberg. The biggest lift from the new Cook ratings may come for Carlson. Florida’s 15th Congressional District moves into the toss-up column. “This open seat has flown under the radar […]

Drew WilsonOctober 22, 2018

The race for Florida’s 15th Congressional District has been surprisingly close, but a new poll being circulated by Dover state Rep. Ross Spano shows he’s in good position to keep the traditionally-Republican seat from flipping on Election Day. The Remington Research Group poll found Spano, currently in his third term representing Hillsborough’s HD 59, with […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 18, 2018

Republican Congressman Dennis Ross is backing Ross Spano as his successor, Spano announced Thursday. Conservative Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd also endorsed Spano. Spano, a current Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, is running for Florida Congressional District 15 covering parts of north Hillsborough and Polk Counties including Brandon, Plant City, Bartow and […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 9, 2018

A new poll by WPA Intelligence, a Republican polling company, puts Ross Spano 7 points ahead of his Democratic challenger, Kristen Carlson, in Florida’s 15th Congressional District. Anti-big government group Club for Growth Action commissioned the poll for the district that covers parts of Hillsborough, Lake and Polk counties. The poll  also showed Spano with advantages […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 4, 2018

Ross Spano, the Republican candidate for Florida’s 15th Congressional District, is calling out his opponent for hypocrisy in her latest campaign ad. In the ad released Wednesday, Kirsten Carlson touts her record fighting against crime and corruption and willingness to stand up to special interests. One of her talking points — that she fought out-of-state orange juice […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 3, 2018

Kristen Carlson’s newest ad launched Wednesday called “Stand Up” uses her track record as a lawyer and prosecutor to paint her as the best candidate for Florida’s Congressional District 15 seat. Carlson, a Democrat, is running against Republican State Rep. Ross Spano for the district covering parts of Central Florida and East Hillsborough County. “Sometimes you […]

Bill RuftyOctober 2, 2018

Lakeland Democrat Kristen Carlson’s campaign released a quarter million dollar campaign ad Tuesday in her race for Florida’s 15th Congressional District. The massive ad buy is her first major ad campaign since winning the party’s nomination in a three-way race in the August 28 primary. It will run over the major television network stations and cable […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 2, 2018

Republican state Rep. Ross Spano leaped to the center in his campaign against Democrat Kristen Carlson. Spano’s campaign updated his website after the August primary to reflect “policy-based questions of a broader electorate,” a campaign spokesperson said. Before the primary, Spano’s website had several tabs for various policies. When website visitors clicked on the links, they […]


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