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Another day, another position on guns for Darren Soto

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At first blush, Sen. Darren Soto joining other Orlando-area lawmakers in calling for a Special Session to implement new restrictions on firearms purchases make perfect sense. After all, he’s a young Democrat from an urban Central Florida district who occasionally makes liberal noises when it comes to LGBT rights, women’s access to heath care, and other relatively safe social issues. So it stands to reason that in the wake of the Pulse nightclub massacre that has left Orlando traumatized and angry, Soto…

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Dena Minning raises $160K in first quarter in her CD 9 run

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Dr. Dena Minning has raised more than $160,000 in the first quarter of her Congressional campaign in the Orlando-based Congressional District 9, her campaign announced Tuesday. Minning, a biomedical researcher who is engaged to marry the district’s incumbent, Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando, ends the quarter with more than $275,000 in the bank, her campaign announced. That likely puts her in a very competitive position with her two top rivals for the Democratic nomination in that district, state…

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Lois Frankel endorses Susannah Randolph for Congress in CD 9

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Democratic hopeful Susannah Randolph scored a major endorsement in her bid for Congress, announcing the support of South Florida U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel on Wednesday. Randolph, who is seeking to succeed her former boss U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in the Orlando-based 9th Congressional District, trumpeted the move just days after Progressive Caucus Co-Founder U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison also gave her campaign his stamp of approval. “I am pleased to endorse Susannah,” Frankel said in her endorsement. “She has a long history of fighting for our working families, seniors, and women…

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