Tag: SD 18
Was it Melania? New ad sows doubt who leaked info leading to a Mar-a-Lago raid. Image via The Lincoln Project.

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 17, 2018
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Senate District 18 presumptive winner Janet Cruz is again declaring victory in her bid to unseat incumbent Republican Dana Young. After a manual recount conducted in Hillsborough County, Cruz — who was last the House Democratic Leader — maintains a 382-vote lead over Young, according to the Florida Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Cruz’s victory is […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 9, 2018
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Janet Cruz’s lead over Dana Young in their Florida Senate District 18 race grew to 355 overnight after the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Canvassing Board began counting provisional ballots and uncounted vote-by-mail ballots. Cruz’s lead had been just shy of 300. The outgoing House Democratic Leader had challenged Young, a Republican, for the state Senate […]

Ryan NicolNovember 8, 2018
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4min521
With multiple statewide races likely headed for a recount, the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is all hands on deck attempting to track down volunteers to help with recount efforts. Thursday is the deadline for those who cast provisional ballots to provide evidence that those ballots are valid. Voters who cast such ballots have until 5 […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 26, 2018
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The back and forth of ethics complaints between Republican state Sen. Dana Young and Democratic challenger Janet Cruz continues unabated. Young has personally filed a complaint against Cruz, alleging she spread false information in a television ad that claims Young was under investigation for supporting legislation that directly benefited her family business. “This statement is blatantly […]

Danny McAuliffeOctober 15, 2018
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A steep staircase leads to Dana Young’s quaint Hyde Park campaign office. The space isn’t striking, but it doesn’t need to be. She points out that call station cubicles had been installed by the previous tenant, an added bonus for the temporary investment. Young, a Republican state Senator seeking re-election in 2018, says she wasn’t […]


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