Tag: Pam Dirschka

Scott PowersSeptember 24, 2018
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Republican state Rep. Rene Plasencia picked up $9,000 in the first reporting period since winning the Aug. 28 primary and extended his campaign cash advantage over Democratic challenger Pam Dirschka. With the latest donations, all of it coming in large checks from political action committees and companies, Plasencia enters the Nov. 6 election contest having […]

Scott PowersSeptember 13, 2018
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Democrat Pam Dirschka is calling out her opponent, Republican state Rep. Rene Plasencia, for not committing to a candidates’ forum Monday and charging that he’s been avoiding face-to-face encounters with her. Plasencia insisted he’s ready, but appropriate forums haven’t happened yet. “He’s a no-show,” Dirschka said Thursday. “I want a forum that is inside our district, […]

Scott PowersAugust 20, 2018
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam were the top choices at Orlando’s Political Salsa hobnob for races for Senate and Florida Governor. With more than 400 votes, Nelson topped Republican Gov. Rick Scott 52 percent to 43 percent with Rocky De La Fuente taking the rest during the Hispanic-oriented but […]

Scott PowersAugust 14, 2018
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Democrats’ voter registration gains in greater Orlando is spelling bigger challenges for several Republicans running in GOP-held Florida House seats. It includes state Reps. Mike La Rosa and Bob Cortes, whose districts are turning bluer as they seek re-elections this fall. In many ways, Central Florida mirrors statewide trends in the era of President Donald […]

Scott PowersJune 22, 2018
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Ten seats in Central Florida’s portion of the Florida House of Representatives will have primaries on August 28, with four Republican and six Democratic in-party battles set by Friday’s ballot qualifying. The big primary battles among Republicans are preparing for two open seats now held by Republicans, and among the Democrats for four places where […]


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