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Mitch PerryNovember 27, 2017

UPDATED: Brevard County Democratic Executive Committee Chair Stacey Patel is officially a candidate for the Florida Democratic Party Chair. “We can build a party people can believe in,” Patel writes in a post on Medium.com in announcing her candidacy Monday morning. “We can be the party that represents economic, social, and environmental justice for all, […]

Mitch PerryJune 27, 2017

Annette Taddeo is locking down more endorsements in advance of the Democratic primary scheduled next month in the special election in Senate District 40. Two major unions in Florida — the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) — announced Tuesday they’re backing her candidacy. “We […]

Mitch PerryDecember 19, 2016

Stephen Bittel, a favorite of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson as the person who might become the next chair of the Florida Democratic Party, announced he received more endorsements from organization labor in his bid Tuesday for Miami-Dade County committeeman against Dwight Bullard. Typically, such inside local politics maneuvering wouldn’t garner statewide attention, but the winner in Tuesday night’s Miami-Dade […]

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 […]

Peter SchorschMay 17, 2016

A coalition of Miami-Dade politicians announced a new initiative Tuesday to put tougher enforcement of local campaign finance laws and a lobbyist gift ban on the November ballot. Heading the group Accountable Miami-Dade is Monica Russo, the president of the SEIU Florida Council, and Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, the one-time Republican vice-mayor of Doral and former […]

Mitch PerryMay 9, 2016

SEIU Florida — which has led the “Fight for $15!” campaign to raise the minimum wage in Florida over the past two years — announced on Monday that it is endorsing Jupiter U.S. Rep.  Patrick Murphy for the U.S. Senate. “Congressman Murphy is well prepared to serve as our United States Senator and has earned the support of SEIU Florida […]


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