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Floridians are retrurning to work, according to the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Jacob OglesAugust 27, 2018
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Democratic Agriculture Commissioner candidate Nikki Fried released internal poll numbers Monday showing her with a general election edge over potential Republican opponents Baxter Troutman and Denise Grimsley. A FrederickPolls survey shows Fried leading Grimsley 42 percent to 40 percent, with 17 percent still undecided. She holds a wider lead over Troutman, 43 percent to 39 percent with 17 percent […]

Drew WilsonAugust 20, 2018
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Sebring Sen. Denise Grimsely piled on more than 30 endorsements from local officials Monday as she sprints toward the finish line in the four-way Republican primary to succeed Adam Putnam as Agriculture Commissioner. Monday’s list included state Rep. Ben Albritton, Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayer, Lawtey Chief of Police Shane Bennett, nine county school […]

Drew WilsonAugust 16, 2018
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Senate President Joe Negron and a half-dozen of his predecessors announced Thursday that they were backing Sebring Sen. Denise Grimsley in the Republican primary for Agriculture Commissioner. “Denise undeniably has the best experience and background to be Florida’s next Commissioner of Agriculture,” said Negron, who is leaving the Senate effective Election Day. “I am proud […]

Drew WilsonAugust 13, 2018
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Agriculture Commissioner candidate Denise Grimsley got the nod from a large contingency of her colleagues in the Florida Legislature Monday, adding another 32 backers just days after she announced three dozen endorsements from local elected officials from all corners of the Sunshine State. Grimsley, a Sebring Republican, has been a member of the state Legislature […]

Drew WilsonAugust 9, 2018
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Attorney and medical marijuana lobbyist Nikki Fried picked up another endorsement for bid in the Democratic primary for Agriculture Commissioner on Thursday, this time from former Congressman Patrick Murphy. “I’m supporting Nikki because I know that she is dedicated to promoting the Democratic values we share like protecting Florida’s environment and natural resources, standing up […]

Jacob OglesAugust 4, 2018
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Pro-life leader John Stemberger threw his support behind Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell in the race for Florida’s next agriculture commissioner. Stemberger, president and general counsel for Florida Family Action, mentioned both Caldwell’s personal history and political background when announcing the endorsement. “Matt Caldwell is the son of a pastor and a 7th generation Floridian […]

Drew WilsonAugust 1, 2018
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Sebring Sen. Denise Grimsley has started hitting the airwaves four weeks out from the Republican primary to replace term-limited Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Her first ad, titled “Get it Done,” opens with Grimsley addressing one of the lesser-known responsibilities of Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner — putting a lid on those annoying scam calls. “At first these […]


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