Tag: Paula Dockery

Jacob OglesNovember 3, 2018

Lakeland political leader Paul Dockery endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum today just as Republican Ron DeSantis campaigned in her hometown. “Andrew Gillum is the governor that Florida needs right now,” said Dockery, who was elected as a Republican representing Lakeland in the state House and Senate over the course of 16 years. “Our state […]

Jacob OglesAugust 26, 2018

Former state Sen. Paula Dockery has made an endorsement for Congress, backing Brandon businessman Danny Kushmer in the Republican primary for Florida’s 15th Congressional District. Dockery, a lawmaker-turned-syndicated columnist, said Kushmer was the strongest Republican in a five-candidate primary field. “I would encourage all of my Republican friends in FL Congressional District 15 to vote […]

Bill RuftyJanuary 24, 2016

The president of the Florida Federation of Republican Women said that the League of Women Voters, whose proposed congressional and state Senate redistricting maps were adopted by the courts after it and other groups sued, is liberal in its policies and its membership is largely from Democrats. Dena DeCamp of Lakeland said the Florida Federation […]

Mitch PerryJuly 21, 2015

I was going to opine on John Kasich entering the GOP presidential contest this morning, but let’s get to that Wednesday. Instead, let’s talk about Florida’s U.S. Senate race, now that David Jolly is officially is in the race, along with Congressman Ron DeSantis, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and retired CIA contractor Todd Wilcox. Lately […]

James CallFebruary 26, 2015

Friday we got another chapter in an on-going series about the ouster of Gerald Bailey. The Tampa Bay Times secured a draft of an opinion piece Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam had prepared last month about the abrupt dismissal of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement director. A spokesperson explained the commentary wasn’t submitted to state […]


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