Tag: Senate District 8

Drew WilsonAugust 24, 2018
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A slew of campaign mailers and TV ads pushing for Gainesville Democrat Olysha Magruder in Senate District 8 were outed as being tied to GOP operatives Thursday night, prompting TV stations in the Gainesville media market pull the pro-Magruder ads from the airwaves. Gainesville physician Kayser Enneking, who is running against Magruder in Tuesday’s Democratic […]

Drew WilsonAugust 23, 2018
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Gainesville Democrat Olysha Magruder opened a new political committee Thursday in the twilight hours ahead of her Senate District 8 primary battle with fellow Democrat Kayser Enneking. The new committee, known as Protect Prepare Provide, is chaired by Magruder, with one of her SD 8 campaign staffers – Kara Jess – serving as treasurer. Though the committee was acknowledged by […]

Drew WilsonAugust 20, 2018
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An Ocala non-profit organization has made up to $100,000 in illegal expenditures advocating for Olysha Magruder in the Democratic primary for Senate District 8, but the candidate has brushed off concerns about the spending by saying it’s “traditional campaign activity” and accusing supporters of her opponent of “slandering” her character. The Liberation Ocala African American […]

Drew WilsonAugust 10, 2018
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Gainesville physician Kayser Enneking, a Democrat, started hitting TV Friday with a new ad backing up her campaign to oust incumbent Republican Sen. Keith Perry in Senate District 8. The 30-second spot, titled “Caring For North Central Florida,” features footage of the anesthesiologist in operating rooms, waiting rooms and living rooms while pitching her as […]

Drew WilsonJuly 3, 2018
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Gainesville Republican Sen. Keith Perry outraised his opponents during the first three weeks of June, his second reporting period in a row atop the standings. From June 1 through June 22, Perry raised $45,750 for his campaign account and tacked on another $28,000 for his political committee, Building a Prosperous Florida. The campaign haul included […]

Drew WilsonJune 20, 2018
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Democrat Kayser Enneking rolled out a one-two punch on the endorsement front this week for her bid to unseat Republican Sen. Keith Perry in Senate District 8. On Monday evening, the Gainesville physician landed a nod from the political committee tied to LGBTQ rights organization Equality Florida. “Equality Florida Action PAC endorses Kayser Enneking in […]

Drew WilsonJune 12, 2018
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Florida Democrats held the first in a series of planned stops in a statewide “Medicaid Expansion Tour” at Gainesville City Hall Monday afternoon. The Florida Democratic Party event drew Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, City Commissioner David Arreola, Alachua County Democratic Party Executive Committee Chair Cynthia Chestnut and Senate District 8 candidate Kayser Enneking to expound on what […]


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