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Scott PowersAugust 1, 2017

The Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Police Benevolent Association, one of the largest law enforcement organizations in the region, has endorsed Republican John Newstreet in the special election for state House District 44, his campaign announced Tuesday. “Of all the candidates in this special election, John Newstreet is the only one who truly understands […]

Scott PowersAugust 1, 2017

More than 2,000 absentee ballots already have been returned in the upcoming special Republican primary election for House District 44 in west Orange County. The office of Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles reported Tuesday afternoon that 7,175 absentee ballots have been requested and mailed out for the contest, and 2,063 already have been […]

Scott PowersJuly 31, 2017

The House District 44 Republican primary is boiling, as John Newstreet responded to a shadow group’s attack ads with a Facebook Live video decrying them as “not true” and his campaign blamed rival Bobby Olszewski, who denied involvement and disavowed such politics. The ruckus is over mailers and an internet site sponsored by a new […]

Scott PowersJuly 31, 2017

Two well-connected west Orange County suburban mayors have withdrawn their support for Bobby Olszewski in the upcoming Republican special election primary for House District 44, over his support for term limits for local elections. Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn and Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson announced in an open letter this morning that they are withdrawing their […]

Scott PowersJuly 13, 2017

Updated: Late Thursday John Newstreet issued a statement saying he misspoke about his views on Obamacare, saying he inadvertently reversed the numbers 80 percent and 20 percent when referring to the good and bad. The four Republicans seeking to win the Aug. 15 primary for the open Florida House District 44 seat in Orange County […]

Scott PowersJuly 11, 2017

The money race for the August 15 special election Republican primary for Florida’s House District 44 has three candidates with at least $50,000 raised, topped by John Newstreet‘s $67,000, according to the first campaign finance reports released by the Florida Division of Elections. Newstreet, president and chief executive officer of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of […]

Scott PowersJuly 10, 2017

John Newstreet has received another major business association endorsement in the special election race for the open seat in Florida’s House District 44, with nods from two political committees representing the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association. Both the CFHLA political action committee and the CFHL political committee gave unanimous endorsements to Newstreet, president and […]


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