Tag: Mike Fernandez
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Jim RosicaApril 3, 2018
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Billionaire GOP contributor Mike Fernandez and nearly 70 other business and political leaders are objecting to a proposed constitutional amendment to require employers to verify their workers’ immigration status and employment eligibility. Fernandez, a health care entrepreneur who also chairs the Immigration Partnership and Coalition Fund (IMPAC Fund), sent a letter Tuesday to members of Florida Constitution Revision Commission in […]

Scott PowersFebruary 27, 2018
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Miami health care magnate and longtime Republican supporter Miguel “Mike” Fernandez and more than 100 other business leaders and other prominent figures have signed and published online a letter declaring the “sanctuary cities ban” effort in the Florida Legislature to be a “misguided and potentially dangerous path.” The letter is addressed to Gov. Rick Scott, […]

Mitch PerryDecember 8, 2017
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Last month, the Trump administration decided to sunset a humanitarian program in 18 months that allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States after a 2010 earthquake ravaged their country. In response, several members of South Florida’s congressional delegation (from both sides of the aisle) sponsored legislation to address the issue. […]

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Mike Fernandez, a billionaire businessman and top Republican donor, is expressing his disappointment in the House and Senate’s decision to “advance and dump” casino expansion efforts on South Florida. In an email to Sen. Bill Galvano and Rep. Jose Felix Diaz on Thursday, Fernandez criticized the decision to move forward with a proposal that would […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 18, 2016
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Ron DeSantis has one. Carlos Lopez-Cantera has two. Now David Jolly has one as well. A super PAC, that is. It’s called FloridAmerican Conservatives.  “The United States Senate seat in Florida will be open in 2016, and the national liberal Democrats – Obama, Clinton, Reid – will spend whatever it takes to put Florida in their […]

Brendan FarringtonDecember 10, 2015
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A billionaire who is backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has launched a personal campaign against fellow billionaire Donald Trump, calling him an insecure, narcissistic bully who needs to be stopped. Mike Fernandez, a Cuban-born major Republican donor from Miami who built his fortune in the health care industry, has bought full-page newspaper ads blasting […]

Associated PressOctober 16, 2015
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Jeb Bush appears to be healthy and wealthy, based on a batch of records released by the Republican presidential candidate Thursday. As for wise? Voters have time. Bush also listed each of the people, called bundlers, who have helped raise campaign dollars in groups of contributors. The 62-year-old former governor of Florida is “in excellent […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 1, 2015
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The 100 most influential Floridians in state politics will be revealed in the forthcoming edition of INFLUENCE Magazine. Set to debut during the week of Oct. 19, the fall edition of INFLUENCE Magazine will profile the 100 people who leave the biggest footprints in Florida politics, but are not in elected office. From lobbyists and major donors to academics […]


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