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Equality Florida launches Pulse commemorative action campaign

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Florida’s largest LGBT advocacy group Equality Florida is launching a #HonorThemWithAction campaign in advance of the June 12 commemoration of people killed, wounded and affected by the Pulse nightclub massacre. The effort at this point aims at creating online rallying opportunities for people interested in contributing time and action to the myriad events being planned for June 11 and 12 both in Florida and nationally, and to find ways to unite in resistance to discrimination and hatred of gays, said Equality Florida Public…

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Professing love for Florida business, Chris King video uses stock footage from LA, Washington

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Chris King, the newly announced Democratic candidate for Florida governor, wants to “lift up” homegrown businesses. Apparently, those homegrown businesses include those in  Los Angeles and Silverdale, Washington. In a YouTube video posted last week, the Winter Park affordable housing executive offers his vision of the state of Florida politics. “We need a whole new generation of people to stand up and demand more from our politics,” King says in the nearly four-minute clip “Rise and Lead.” “I am committed…

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Donald Trump rally in Melbourne confirmed

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President Donald Trump will be holding a rally in Melbourne Saturday afternoon in what is essentially a re-election campaign stop being promoted by his campaign. Team Trump-Pence, the successor to Donald J. Trump for President, announced the president’s rally would be at a 5 p.m. event at the AeroMod International Hangar at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. The appearance presumably is on his way for his weekly weekend visit to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. It also comes hours after SpaceX will be making the…

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Alan Grayson files to run again but says it’s just paperwork, for now

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Democrat U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is downplaying prospects that his filing to run again for Congress means he’s going to run again for Congress — but he’s not ruling it out. The Democrat from Orlando — who leaves office Jan. 3 because he did not seek re-election in Florida’s 9th Congressional District — has filed paperwork to run in 2018. And this time he filed to run in Florida’s 11th Congressional District, centered in Lake County. Yet Grayson insisted Tuesday…

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Democratic-leaning For Our Future sees bright spot with get-out-the-vote effort in Florida

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Republicans may have a slight advantage in voter turnout so far through mail-voting and early voting, but a coalition of get-out-the-vote groups led by For Our Future said a deep-dive look at the numbers has them encouraged. In particular, progressive campaigners are hyping their greater success in getting sporadic voters — those who probably can’t be counted on to vote — to vote. The issue is whether the across-the-board increases in early voting in Florida means new and additional voters, or simply…

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Mothers who lost children to gun violence to campaign for Hillary Clinton

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Women who lost their children to gun violence or in police-involved incidents organized as “Mothers of the Movement” will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Tampa and Orlando Friday and Saturday, Clinton’s campaign announced. The group features Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis; Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner; Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland; and Maria Hamilton, the mother of Dontre Hamilton.  The women will appear at a community roundtable at the Cyrus Greene Center in Tampa at…

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Al Gore to campaign in Miami with Hillary Clinton Tuesday

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Hillary Clinton will have Al Gore by her side at a Tuesday campaign stop in Miami. From the Clinton campaign: “On Tuesday, Oct. 11, former Vice President Al Gore will campaign with Hillary Clinton in Miami. At the event, Gore will discuss the urgent threat posed by climate change and lay out the high stakes of November’s election.” “With more people voting in this election than any in history, Gore and Clinton will urge Florida voters to visit iwillvote.com to check their registration status and to get…

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