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Attack ad against Andrew Gillum rattles governor’s race

As the Florida governor’s race tightens, the focus has turned to a scathing and potentially pivotal Republican TV ad against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.Gillum supporters want the ad to disappear, calling it false,...
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A surprising new political prospect: health care might be a top issue drawing young voters to the polls

Organizers for NextGen America have noticed something surprising while working in Florida to register young people to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election:Young people are passionate about health care.NextGen first opened a Florida...
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Dems bash Ron DeSantis for airing negative ad against Andrew Gillum as Hurricane Michael hits the Panhandle

With Hurricane Michael barreling into the Panhandle Wednesday afternoon, all eyes were focused on potentially life-threatening conditions that come with a Category 4 storm.But that doesn’t mean politics took a day off.The Florida Democratic...

New mobile app for reporting “suspicious activity” raises more questions than answers for schools and families

A new state-financed mobile app launched to allow students and community members to report “suspicious activity" anonymously is already raising questions about costs, participation and whether the app will be a helpful tool to...
andrew gillum

The politics of disaster, Florida-style

Hurricane Michael hasn’t hit land and it’s already political. Not only is the general election around the corner, but one full-time Tallahassee resident (Democrat Mayor Andrew Gillum) and one part-time Tallahassee resident (Republican Gov....
Protest against gun violence at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa in February

Democrats – and a few Republicans- are talking about gun control on the campaign trail this year

With the possible exception of Texas, no state has a reputation for being more pro-gun than Florida. But after the shocking February school shooting which killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...
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A unique environmental plan for Florida: Gillum promises to actually crack down on polluters

Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum released his environmental policy last week, and it differs markedly from his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis in many respects, including one very unique one: Gillum pledges to go...
Pam Bondi

Florida opens investigation into priest sex abuse against children, asks victims to report

With the widespread scandal unfolding about horrific sex abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests across the world, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday announced a statewide criminal investigation into child sex abuse in Florida...

A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 13

Amendment 13: Ends Dog RacingBALLOT SUMMARY: "Phases out commercial dog racing in connection with wagering by 2020. Other gaming activities are not affected."What it’s about:Amendment 13 would end greyhound racing in Florida...
Constitution

Florida voters: Here’s your state Constitutional Amendment guide

Florida voters could face a whopping list of 12 different proposed Amendments to Florida’s Constitution at the polls Nov. 6 (though the Florida Supreme Court still must decide whether Amendments 7, 9 and 11...
Amendment 12

A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 12

AMENDMENT 12: lobbying and abuse of office by public officersBALLOT SUMMARY: “Expands current restrictions on lobbying for compensation by former public officers; creates restrictions on lobbying for compensation by serving public officers and former...
Rick Scott in Tampa

The political battle for Florida’s Latino vote

Two events invoke the importance of capturing the Latino vote in Florida this election year - and specifically from the burgeoning Puerto Rican community.The first took place on May 1 in West Tampa, where...

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