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Democrat Emma Collum announces HD 93 run

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Emma Collum is jumping into the race to replace Rep. George Moraitis. Collum, the founder of Women’s March FL and the national head of field operations for the National Committee of Women’s March, announced Thursday she was running in House District 93. “Over the last year, my work on both Women’s March FL and the National Committee of Women’s Marches has brought a new sense of purpose and resolve to fight for the things I believe in,” said Collum in…

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Report: Program crafted by Andrew Gillum shut down after it got no results

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Andrew Gillum is coming under scrutiny for contracting program he crafted as a city commissioner, which was later shut down amid concerns from ethics officials. POLITICO Florida reported Thursday that in 2006, as a city commissioner, Gillum helped take the lead in creating the city’s Charitable Contribution Incentive Program. The program was meant to give a vendors seeking contracts who gave to certified local charities a leg up. However, the program was deemed a failure and shut down in 2014.…

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Jeremy Ring files to run for CFO

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Jeremy Ring has made it official. The Margate Democrat became the first person to throw his hat into the 2018 Chief Financial Officer race, filing to run for the statewide office on Tuesday. Ring had been eyeing the seat, and earlier this year said he would make a decision after the 2017 Legislative Session. A former Yahoo executive, Ring was first elected to the Florida Senate in 2006. He has described himself as a fiscal conservative and a social liberal.…

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Celeste Philip: Current indicators improved, but Zika threat remains serious

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Florida Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip and Gov. Rick Scott told a roundtable of Orange County public health officials in Orlando Tuesday that Zika preparedness is up and incidents and rain down this year, but the risk of another major disease outbreak remains significant and no one should abandon precautions. Florida has seen 50 confirmed case of Zika infection so far in 2017, all from overseas transmissions, and less than half of what was seen by this time in 2016. The…

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Raquel Regalado announces bid to replace Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Add Raquel Regalado to the list of politicos vying to replace Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Congress. Regalado, a former Miami-Dade school board member, announced Tuesday she was running to replace Ros-Lehtinen in Florida’s 27th Congressional District. The Miami Herald reported she is the second big-name Republican to enter the race, after Miami-Dade Commissioner Bruno Barreiro. Republican Maria Peiro has also filed to run, and the Herald reported Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera has considered running for the spot. Regalado is a…

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Matt Caldwell releases first campaign video

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Rep. Matt Caldwell is introducing himself to voters in a new campaign video. Caldwell, who formally launched his bid for Agriculture Commissioner on Monday, released a video — which was first reported by POLITICO Florida — introducing himself to voters and explaining why he was running for the statewide office. The 2 minute and 30 second video features scenes from the event and portions of Caldwell’s speech. “Running for office was about a choice,” he is heard saying. “I could…

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Gwen Graham talks about making a difference in first campaign video

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Gwen Graham is out with her first campaign video, highlighting recent Workdays and her 2018 gubernatorial launch. “My love for Florida runs deep, but my patience, my patience for inaction in the state I love has run out,” Graham says in the video over scenes of her announcement speech and Workdays across Florida teaching, installing solar panels and restoring wetlands. Graham, the former congresswoman from Tallahassee, formally announced her 2018 run on May 2. Since then, she’s been traveling the…

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