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Constitution review panel could tackle ‘write-in loophole’

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A Constitution Revision Commission committee on Wednesday began considering whether to change Florida’s primary election system, including buttoning up what’s known as the “write-in loophole.” That allows a write-in candidate to close a primary. The commission’s Ethics and Elections Committee heard from advocates and some of the state’s elections supervisors, but took no action.

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Democrat Andrew Learned staffs up ahead of Dennis Ross challenge

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Andrew Learned, the 30-year-old Navy veteran from Bloomingdale seeking the Democratic nomination for Florida’s 15th Congressional District, announced Wednesday the addition of several new staff members. However, the biggest news is that Learned signed on with Blue Ticket Consulting, the St. Petersburg based Democratic firm led by Tom Alte. Blue Ticket had been behind several successful Tampa Bay-area campaigns last year.

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CD 15 Democratic candidate Jim Lange finds it rough going in trying to defeat an entrenched incumbent

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(UPDATED) Lutz business consultant Jim Lange is learning the hard way why incumbent members of the House of Representatives get elected on average more than 96 percent of the time. The first-time Democratic candidate is challenging three-term incumbent Republican Dennis Ross in Florida’s 15th Congressional District, and he’s not doing all that great right now. “Overwhelmed,” “frustrating,” and “humbling” are some of the words he uses to describe life on the campaign trail as an unknown challenger with limited campaign funds against a well known incumbent.…

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Lori Edwards, but not Charlie Justice, makes DCCC’s ‘Red to Blue’ program

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today announced 13 candidates who have earned a spot in the DCCC’s highly competitive Red to Blue program. Florida’s Lori Edwards made the list, but not Charlie Justice. From the press release: These candidates earned a spot in the program by surpassing demanding fundraising goals and skillfully demonstrating to voters that they will work to create jobs and stand up for the middle class. “These candidates have come out of the gate strong and the…

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Lori Edwards, but not Charlie Justice, makes DCCC’s ‘Red to Blue’ program

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today announced 13 candidates who have earned a spot in the DCCC’s highly competitive Red to Blue program. Florida’s Lori Edwards made the list, but not Charlie Justice. From the press release: These candidates earned a spot in the program by surpassing demanding fundraising goals and skillfully demonstrating to voters that they will work to create jobs and stand up for the middle class. “These candidates have come out of the gate strong and the…

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