Tag: Ryan Torrens
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Jacob OglesNovember 7, 2018
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History repeats: Another Tampa Bay-area prosecutor will be Florida’s Attorney General. Republican Ashley Moody, a former judge and prosecutor, came out ahead in the statewide race to be Florida’s chief legal officer. She defeated Democratic state Rep. Sean Shaw, also of Tampa. With 99.2 percent of precincts reporting statewide, Moody had more than 52 percent of […]

Peter SchorschAugust 29, 2018
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There is no question; right now water is one of the most important issues in Florida. With red tide on the west coast, blue-green algae in South and Southwest Florida, voters Tuesday made a statement that candidates in Florida must address the ongoing water crises impacting waterways across the state. All Floridians deserve access to clean water. […]

Jim RosicaAugust 28, 2018
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Sean Shaw captured the Democratic nomination for state Attorney General in historic fashion. First, he sued and won in having his only same-party opponent knocked off the primary ballot, the first time that had happened. Then, after an appellate court suspended the effect of that ruling pending review, Shaw overcame Ryan Torrens on Primary Election Day. By […]

Jim RosicaAugust 26, 2018
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Tampa attorney Ryan Torrens on Saturday said he filed a notice of appeal, requesting a “halt (of) the implementation of a lower court judge’s 11th hour ruling” decertifying him as a Democratic candidate for Attorney General. The day before, Circuit Judge Karen Gievers of Tallahassee ordered him out of the race, saying he “clearly acted contrary to the law” when […]

Jim RosicaAugust 25, 2018
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In what could be a first in Florida, a judge has decertified Democrat Ryan Torrens as a candidate for state Attorney General, saying his testimony was “not credible” and that he “clearly acted contrary to the law, knowingly” when he qualified to run. Friday’s ruling by Circuit Judge Karen Gievers of Tallahassee means—barring appellate action otherwise—Sean Shaw becomes the Democratic […]

Jim RosicaAugust 22, 2018
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A Tallahassee judge now controls the political fate of Democratic candidate for Attorney General Ryan Torrens. Circuit Judge Karen Gievers held a bench trial Wednesday on whether to disqualify the Tampa attorney. For now, the Tampa consumer affairs attorney faces state Rep. Sean Shaw – also a Tampa lawyer – in next Tuesday’s primary election. Gievers did not say […]

Drew WilsonAugust 16, 2018
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Attorney General candidate Sean Shaw added an endorsement Thursday from Florida Conservation Voters, a non-partisan environmental group that works to elect public officials who will protect Florida’s conservation lands. “Sean Shaw has dedicated his professional career to standing up to powerful special interests on behalf of the people of Florida,” said FCV executive director Aliki […]

Jim RosicaAugust 15, 2018
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Democratic candidate for Attorney General Ryan Torrens has countersued primary opponent Sean Shaw for libel, saying Shaw injured his “reputation in the legal profession and as a candidate for public office.” Shaw sued first last month to have Torrens kicked off the ballot, alleging the Tampa lawyer only qualified to run because of an “illegal campaign contribution” to pay the […]

Jim RosicaAugust 9, 2018
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Democratic candidate for Attorney General Sean Shaw said, if elected, he will convene a “statewide gun violence working group” on his first day in office. He made the announcement at a Thursday press conference. “Your voices will be heard,” said Shaw, standing outside Attorney General Pam Bondi‘s Plaza-level office in the Capitol. He was flanked by members of Moms […]


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