Tag: Leadership Florida

Scott PowersSeptember 27, 2018
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A statewide-televised U.S. Senate debate proposed for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott is being scrapped because neither would commit, two statewide groups announced Thursday. Leadership Florida and the Florida Press Association, who have traditionally teamed up to sponsor major statewide election debates, and who also announced details for the gubernatorial debate […]

Jacob OglesSeptember 15, 2018
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum accepted invitations to debates hosted by Univision and by Leadership Florida. But whether Republican Ron DeSantis will be on stage as well remains unclear. “We hope that Congressman DeSantis will join us, though it’s unclear whether he’ll be able to answer a single question about his nonexistent campaign platform,” said […]

Staff ReportsNovember 18, 2016
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Leadership Florida has selected Wendy Spencer, a veteran administrator in state and federal government, private industry, and the nonprofit sector, as its next president. Spencer will assume her duties at the organization April 3, following a national search and transition period, board chairman Jeff Wahlen said. She replaces Wendy Walker, who served in the position for […]

Mitch PerryOctober 21, 2016
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A Spanish-language oriented debate scheduled to take place next Friday between Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy will not happen, according to the Rubio campaign. Team Rubio fired off a press release early Friday afternoon announcing the two major U.S. Senate candidates had failed come to terms for a candidates’ discussion that would have been broadcast on the Univision television network. […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterSeptember 1, 2016
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Mark your calendars. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Patrick Murphy will square off in an Oct. 26 debate hosted by Leadership Florida and the Florida Press Association. The organizations announced Thursday that both men had formally accepted the invitation to participate in the live, one-hour televised debate. “The outcome of Florida’s Senate race could affect the […]


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