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Mia Jones backs Andrew Gillum for Governor

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum rolled out his most significant Jacksonville endorsement of his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Governor Wednesday, in the form of former State Rep. Mia Jones. Jones called Gillum a “tireless public servant willing to take on the tough fights … just the kind of leader Floridians need now.”

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Andrew Gillum calls Adam Putnam ‘recent convert’ to gun rights movement

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Following the Tampa Bay Times story questioning Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam‘s past visibility on gun rights issues, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is calling him “a recent convert” and questioning his commitments on details.

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Andrew Gillum committee upside down $88K through first two weeks of July

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July could be shaping up to be another slow month for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Forward Florida, the political committee backing the Democrat’s 2018 gubernatorial bid, has raised just $10,000 so far this month. The committee received the sole contribution on July 14, according to rolling donation data posted to the committee’s website. During the same time period, the committee spent $98,573, meaning it has spent $88,000 more than it has brought in.

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Chris King issues bold, forward-thinking statement on climate change

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Chris King believes Florida can both fight climate change and spur the economy, declaring that it could be “the smartest investment Florida makes this century.” At the same time, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate recounted forecasters’ worst fears for the Sunshine State if sea levels and temperatures continue to rise as predicted.

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In Tampa, gun control advocates protest controversial NRA ad

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An advertisement for the National Rifle Association that features a spokeswoman calling on the group’s supporters to strike back against protests by the left “with the clenched fist of truth” was the driving motivation for gun-control advocates to protest in downtown Tampa Sunday morning. Approximately 85 people assembled for the rally organized by Moms Demand Action. Activists met at Curtis Hixon Park at 11 a.m., and then marched to the federal courthouse to speak up for what they call sensible gun…

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The Delegation for 7.13.17 — Insights from the Beltway to the Sunshine State

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Russia issue not yet hurting GOP fundraising or giving Dems advantage The saga regarding Donald Trump — Senior and Junior — and Russia continues with no end in sight. It began in January and now, following the latest “bombshell,” the 2016 Democratic nominee for vice-president, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, is throwing out the word “treason.”

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Scott Arceneaux: The Eddie Mush of Florida politics

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“Eddie Mush was a degenerate gambler. He was the world’s biggest loser. He was “Mush” because everything he touched turned to mush.” Now that Andrew Gillum has fired his campaign manager and finance director, a good question is who is steering his gubernatorial campaign?

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