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Daisy Baez files to run to replace Frank Artiles in SD 40

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Daisy Baez has officially thrown her hat in the race to replace Frank Artiles. Baez, who was elected to the Florida House in November, filed her paperwork to run for Senate District 40, her campaign announced Monday. Baez will likely compete in a special election for the newly vacated seat. “I’m running for State Senate which is where I believe the most good can be accomplished on behalf of Floridians,” she said in a statement. “The people of Miami-Dade deserve…

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As Frank Artiles departs, Dwight Bullard contemplates return to Senate

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Dwight Bullard, the Senate Democrat unseated by Frank Artiles last year, may be looking to return. Jessica Bakeman of POLITICO Florida reports that former Sen. Bullard is “seriously considering” a run after Artiles resigned Friday morning after the fallout from a racist and sexist tirade he made Monday at Tallahassee’s Governors Club. “I’d be lying if I said interest wasn’t there,” Bullard said, “but I still need time to process it all and make a final decision.” In 2016, Bullard…

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Frank Artiles files to run for re-election in 2018

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Add Frank Artiles to the list of lawmakers running for re-election in 2018. State elections records show more than 50 members of the House and Senate have already filed to run for re-election in two years. While many of those are incumbents who faced little-to-no opposition in 2016, some came off hard-fought battles to secure their spot in the Florida Legislature. Artiles won his Senate District 40 seat in November, defeating Democratic Sen. Dwight Bullard, a long-time Miami-Dade lawmaker. Artiles…

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Florida campaign weekender for Sept. 10-11

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Saturday, Sept. 10 State Rep. Dana Young, running for Senate District 18, will celebrate the opening of her Carrollwood campaign office with some Super Saturday canvassing. Starting at 9:15 a.m., Young will be on hand for a meet-and-greet with supporters, the campaign team, and volunteers, followed by a neighborhood walk. Joining Young for the event are members of the North Hillsborough Republican Club. Bagels and coffee will be provided. The Carrollwood campaign office is at 14499 N. Dale Mabry Highway,…

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Frank Artiles maintains strong fundraising edge in SD 40

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Republican Rep. Frank Artiles held a strong fundraising edge in the SD 40 race with $183,000 on hand the week before Florida’s primary election. Although Artiles did not face a primary challenger, he brought in $25,720 and spent $48,450 between Aug. 13 and Aug. 25. Expenses mainly went toward canvassing and printing, including more than $20,000 in payments to Miami-based Green Point Group and another $6,500 to Doral-based Vision Concepts Ink. At the end of the reporting period, he had…

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Donald Trump seeks distance from donation supporting Pam Bondi

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Donald Trump spoke to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before his charity cut a 2013 check to support her re-election effort, but his campaign said Tuesday the two never discussed whether her office would join a lawsuit against Trump University. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks clarified details of the conversation one day after the Republican presidential candidate said he never spoke to Bondi about the issue, without providing specifics. Bondi, also a Republican, has endorsed Trump’s White House bid. “I never…

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Ana Rivas Logan posts a disappointing number

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Let’s step back for a moment. A few weeks ago – yes, I know it seems like an eternity – Dwight Bullard was busy gathering fines, audit letters and FEC orders.  If things stayed the same, Senate District 40, a legitimate swing and possibly even a “lean Democrat” seat was slipping out of reach. The Democrats needed to find someone better. In a not-so-secret series of top-secret meetings, a new candidate emerged. This candidate was a former Republican House member who would…

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