Tag: Senate District 2

Drew WilsonAugust 15, 2018
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The political arm of the Florida Retail Federation said Wednesday that it’s backing Panama City Republican Sen. George Gainer in his bid for a second term in Senate District 2. “Senator Gainer’s knowledge of what it takes to run a small business as well as his support for retailers during his time in the Senate […]

Drew WilsonJune 18, 2018
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New candidates filed Monday for three Republican-held seats in the state Legislature. In Senate District 2, Fort Walton Beach Democrat Mary Jeanne “Gigi” Gibson is challenging Panama City Republican Sen. George Gainer. Gibson is currently Gainer’s only real challenger — Pensacola Republican Jantzen Craine has had his name down to run for the seat since 2015, but has not […]

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They might be running unopposed, but that isn’t stopping Florida Senate candidates from raking in the campaign cash. Campaign finance reports were due Monday. And while there’re several hotly contested races this election cycle, candidates in 19 of the state’s 40 Senate districts are running unopposed. But that isn’t stopping them building up their campaign […]

Matthew IsbellJune 29, 2015
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Florida’s western Panhandle has not been exactly known as a hotbed of electoral campaigns during recent election cycles. The region stretching from Pensacola to Panama City is steadfastly Republican in registration and in electoral dominance. GOP primaries decide most fights in the region, and incumbency has ensured few contentious primaries outside of local offices. The region is […]


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