Tag: Mark Pafford
Police stage at a security fence ahead of a rally near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The rally was planned by allies of former President Donald Trump and aimed at supporting the so-called "political prisoners" of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Image via AP.

Scott PowersNovember 27, 2017
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Democratic House candidate Anna Eskamani on Monday announced a volunteer campaign finance committee that includes three former state reps and other prominent Central Florida Democrats. Eskamani, of Orlando, is running for the District 47 seat, occupied by Republican state Rep. Mike Miller, who is running for Congress. She faces Republican candidate Stockton Reeves of Winter […]

Scott PowersJune 29, 2017
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham has drawn more endorsements including former Florida House Minority Leader Mark Pafford and state Reps. Katie Edwards and John Cortes The endorsements announced by her campaign Thursday also included Duval County Soil and Water District Chair Shannon Blankenship, and Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri. Her campaign also announced the first […]

Staff ReportsJune 28, 2017
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Mark Pafford, the former House Democratic Leader, has joined the board of directors of the League of Women Voters of Florida, the organization announced Tuesday. Pafford “brings extensive government experience to the League,” President Pamela Goodman said in a statement. In a phone interview, Pafford told Florida Politics he hopes “to be a great resource, bringing […]

Scott PowersMarch 1, 2017
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A gun laws debate featuring staunch 2nd Amendment Republican state Rep. Scott Plakon and irrepressible “common-sense reforms” Democrat state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith boiled down Tuesday night between a demand that fundamental rights should not be abridged without compelling reasons, and expressions of perceived compelling reasons. Plakon, a Longwood Republican who sponsored House Bill 6005, […]

Peter SchorschFebruary 23, 2017
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As long expected, Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda is pulling a reverse Charlie Crist. The former state representative for Tallahassee, who quit the Democratic Party and became an independent shortly before being term limited out of office last year, now has officially become a Republican. Rehwinkel Vasilinda, 56, officially announced the switch at the 2017 Leon GOP Lincoln Day Dinner held in […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 27, 2016
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Florida House District 13 incumbent Democrat Reggie Fullwood was left for dead, politically speaking, not too long ago. With a federal trial on 14 counts pending, Fullwood drew Democratic and Republican challengers alike in his solidly Democratic Jacksonville seat. Now, however, Fullwood appears to have overcome those issues to some degree. After a hearing last week in which […]


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