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Scott PowersSeptember 14, 2018

Orange County’s Republican Party is under fire again for social media posts from one of its officials. This time, it is Republican Executive Committee Vice Chair Lou Marin, who responded Friday morning that the posts were intended to stimulate discussion, not to promote any particular view. The Orlando Sentinel reported late Thursday that Marin has […]

Scott PowersJuly 26, 2018

Under clouds raised by a lawsuit charging that he ran a veterans’ charity fraud, Orange County Republican State Committeeman Paul Paulson has resigned that post. Orange County Republican Executive Committee officials confirmed Thursday that Paulson has resigned, and the party will be filling his position late this summer. “This resolution allows everyone to move on […]

Scott PowersJune 6, 2018

Lew Oliver, the face, voice, and chair of the Orange County Republican Party for the entire 21st century, is resigning The 58-year-old lawyer and businessman wants to focus more time on his practice and his title business, Oliver said in a resignation email sent late Tuesday to the Orange County Republican Executive Committee. He has chaired […]

Drew WilsonDecember 7, 2017

North Fort Myers Republican Rep. Matt Caldwell announced Thursday that Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida has endorsed him in the Republican Primary to replace termed-out Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. “We are thrilled to announce that we are endorsing Matt Caldwell for Commissioner of Agriculture,” ABC board chair Mary Tappouni said. “Matt is a principled […]

Drew WilsonNovember 6, 2017

Commissioner of Agriculture candidate and state Rep. Matt Caldwell announced support from seven South Florida lawmakers in what his campaign called its “fourth wave” of legislative endorsements. Included in the Monday announcement were House Speaker Designate Jose Oliva, and Reps. Bryan Avila, Michael Bileca, Manny Diaz, George Moraitis, Jeanette Nunez and Carlos Trujillo. Prior “waves” […]

Drew WilsonOctober 16, 2017

September campaign finance numbers show Republican state Sen. Denise Grimsley continuing to outpace her competition in the race to take over for Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam in 2018. Grimsley added $51,869 to her campaign account last month, and tacked on another $27,500 through her committee, Saving Florida’s Heartland. The Sebring Republican has now passed […]

Drew WilsonOctober 5, 2017

Republican Rep. Matt Caldwell picked up an endorsement Wednesday for his campaign for agriculture commissioner from former colleague and current U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz. Gaetz said was backing Caldwell “because he is a consistent conservative.” The first term congressman represents likely the most conservative U.S. House district in Florida and his endorsement looks to drum up […]

Drew WilsonAugust 17, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner candidate and Lehigh Acres Republican Rep. Matt Caldwell rolled out a string of endorsements  from his Republican colleagues in the state house. Caldwell earned the support of five Republican representatives: Byron Donalds, Dane Eagle, Heather Fitzenhagen, Bob Rommel and Ray Rodrigues. “I am proud to have unanimous support from House members in Southwest […]


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