Tag: Mel Martinez

Scott PowersMay 18, 2017

Orlando Republican John Newstreet, chief executive officer of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce and a former aide to U.S. Sens. Mel Martinez and Marco Rubio, announced he’s entering the House District 44 race going to a special election this summer. “I’m honored by the number of people in the community, and across the state, […]


Mel Martinez is throwing his support behind Francis Rooney. In a statement Wednesday, the former United States senator said the Naples Republican had the skills needed to represent Southwest Florida in Congress. Rooney is vying to replace Rep. Curt Clawson in Florida’s 19th Congressional District. “Francis will bring his private sector skills and provide strong leadership […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 29, 2016

A second former U.S. senator from Florida endorsed Marco Rubio for president Monday, as Mel Martinez’s support of Rubio was made official. “”Marco is ready to lead this country as our president,” Martinez said in a prepared statement, “and I will do everything I can to make that happen.” “Just like Marco’s family this country changed my life […]

Mitch PerryOctober 15, 2015

Among the assets that still make Jeb Bush a formidable general election candidate is his ease and connection with the Latino community, something that no other Republican brings to the table. Illustrating that connection is the Bush campaign’s announcement on Thursday of his Hispanic leadership committee, consisting of 228 people spread out over 20 states, as […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 22, 2015

Kirk Fordham is joining The Petrizzo Group, a PR and lobbying concern in Washington, as senior vice president, according to a news release. He was the long-time chief of staff to former GOP Congressman Mark Foley and served as finance director to Republican Mel Martinez’s successful U.S. Senate campaign. Fordham, who departs Gill Action in Colorado, “will work […]


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