Tag: Senate District 40
UF Environmental Health & Safety staff recently attached four smaller houses to the outside of the newest barn in hopes of enticing the bats to begin the relocation process on their own. Photo Credit: Bri Lehan/University of Florida

Peter SchorschSeptember 27, 2017

Democrat Annette Taddeo has won Tuesday’s state Senate District 40 special election, narrowly defeating Republican former state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in the hotly contested and expensive race that was closely watched by both state and national parties. SD 40 wound up being more of a nail-biter than anyone first expected, as Republicans entered Election Day with only […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 21, 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden has recorded a call to announce his support of Democrat Annette Taddeo in next Tuesday’s Senate District 40 special election, her campaign announced Wednesday. “We have a real shot to elect a strong Democrat and proven leader, Annette Taddeo, to the state senate,” the longtime Democrat says in the 50-second recording. […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 14, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday rejected a request from Florida Democratic Party chair Stephen Bittel, asking the governor to postpone the Sept. 26 special election for Senate District 40. Scott’s position suggests he may not heed a similar request from a coalition of progressive groups that asked him “to postpone municipal and statehouse elections scheduled in the coming […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 6, 2017

Annette Taddeo, Democratic candidate for South Florida’s Senate District 40, says she is suspending her campaign as Hurricane Irma approaches the state. “Our community’s safety must be our singular focus right now,” she said in a statement. “Therefore, I have instructed my team to move to immediately suspend campaign activities and have asked that we pause any […]

Steve SchaleJuly 26, 2017

This piece is more designed for my readers who don’t live and breathe Florida politics: there is a state Senate election on Sept. 26 you should be paying attention to, a race that could be an interesting test of how the GOP’s institutional advantages measure up to Donald Trump‘s policies, favorability, Democratic enthusiasm and demographic trend lines. Honestly, […]

Staff ReportsJuly 26, 2017

Chris King is lending a hand to Annette Taddeo. King, an Orlando businessman and Democratic candidate for governor, will attend a phone bank Thursday for Taddeo, who on Tuesday won the Democratic primary in Senate District 40. “I’m excited to congratulate Annette Taddeo on her primary victory and endorse her for State Senate,” he said […]


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