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Chris King calls for removal of all Confederate monuments

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King called Tuesday for the removal of all Confederate memorials in Florida.

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Chris King: ‘I want to be the economy candidate’

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Chris King wants to convince Florida voters that the state really doesn’t have it so good, that the economy has stagnated for this entire century, and that it’s the Republicans’ fault since they’ve been in charge the whole time.

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Gwen Graham grabs four Democratic women leaders’ endorsements

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham announced Thursday she is being backed by four more women leaders from the party in Florida. She picked up the endorsements of former state Reps. Karen Castor Dentel and Kelly Skidmore, Democratic National Committee member Alma Gonzalez, and former Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, Graham’s campaign announced in a news release Thursday.

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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’s campaign touting more than 7,000 donors

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Andrew Gillum is staking claim to the broadest base of campaign donors. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s campaign is reporting Friday it has topped the 7,000 donor mark for $1.2 million in total contributions. The Tallahassee mayor is running against two other major candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018. That means Gillum’s official campaign and his unofficial political committee Forward Florida brought in about $150,000 from roughly 1,400 donors in May. Gillum faces former Congresswoman Gwen Graham of Tallahassee…

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Gwen Graham declares support for Competitive Workplace Act

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham marked the start of “Pride Month” Thursday by declaring her reaffirmation of support for gay rights and statewide protections. Graham expressly announced she would push hard for the “Florida Competitive Workforce Act,” which would extend nondiscrimination practices to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer Floridians. The bill has been introduced in several successive sessions, gaining increasing co-sponsors and backing by business groups, but has never passed a chamber. She also vowed to sign an executive…

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Andrew, R. Jai Gillum add baby Davis to family

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R. Jai Gillum and her husband — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum — have welcomed another member to their family, announcing the birth of baby Davis Allen Gillum. Davis, born Monday night at 8 pounds, 3 ounces, is the Gillum’s third child, joining three-year-old twins Jackson and Caroline. Gillum, who serves as Tallahassee mayor, reported on Facebook that mother and child both are doing well. “Everyone on Team Gillum all across the state is thrilled for them!” spokesman Geoff Burgan said.

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