Tag: Matt Hudson

Staff ReportsOctober 25, 2016

With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements — both on and off — the legislative merry-go-round. Off: Mia Simon is no longer a legislative assistant for Fort Myers Republican state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto. On: Dane Bennett is now Benacquisto’s new legislative assistant. Off: Cameron Pennant is no longer a district secretary for Naples Republican Rep. Matt Hudson. […]

Staff ReportsOctober 17, 2016

Rep. Kathleen Passidomo will face just one write-in opponent come Election Day. MaryKathryn Johnson, who filed to run as a write-in candidate in Senate District 28, filed a letter withdrawing her candidacy with the Florida Division of Elections. In the letter, Johnson informed elections officials she needed to be dropped from the election “effective immediately.” […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterSeptember 1, 2016

A barrage of negative advertising was likely a key contributor to Rep. Matt Hudson’s defeat in Senate District 28. A Naples Republican and longtime state legislator, Hudson entered the race to replace Sen. Garrett Richter with a massive fundraising lead. Ultimately, he raised nearly $1.5 million between his official campaign account and political committee. But […]

Staff ReportsAugust 25, 2016

There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — the Florida Medical Association, the Florida Retail Federation, and the Service Employees International Union Florida — issued endorsements. — Rebecca Negron has received the backing of James Dobson, the […]


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