Tag: Rick Levine


Enterprise Florida is making an appearance in the Senate District 23 race. A new ad from Taxpayers in Action is targeting what it calls Doug Holder and Nora Patterson’s support for the private-public jobs organization. The 30-second spot calls Enterprise Florida “a slush fund for politically connected big businesses.” “Sadly it’s what some politicians and […]

Staff ReportsJuly 15, 2016

There’s just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida, Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, and Ruth’s List Florida — issued endorsements this week. — More than six dozen Southwest Florida […]


The Florida Chamber of Commerce has announced its support in five state Senate races. The Chamber announced Wednesday it was endorsing Doug Holder, Ed Narain, Kathleen Passidomo, Bobby Powell, and Ritch Workman in their state Senate campaigns. The endorsements are part of the Chamber’s effort to elect pro-jobs, pro-business candidates. “Each day, we are reminded […]

Mitch PerryMay 17, 2016

Frank Alcock, a college professor at New College of Florida in Sarasota, announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Florida Senate’s District 23. SD 23 is an open seat being vacated by GOP incumbent Nancy Detert. Alcock has been a full-time faculty member at New College since 2003, teaching courses on world politics and environmental studies. He also served as […]

Drew WilsonMay 5, 2016

Senate District 23 Republican candidate Nora Patterson announced another 15 endorsements from current and former elected officials Thursday, giving her campaign 28 in all. “These local officials have been trusted by local voters for years to keep local cities and counties operating in an efficient and responsive manner and I’m honored with their support,” Patterson […]


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