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Matt Gaetz, Greg Evers among candidates in Florida’s 1st District

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A legislator who backed comments describing Black Lives Matter as a terrorist group and another who held an online giveaway of a semi-automatic rifle are among eight Republicans trying to succeed a retiring congressman in Florida’s conservative Panhandle. U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller‘s heavily conservative 1st Congressional District, which is home to five military installations and a large population of veterans, has gone Republican since 1994. State Sen. Greg Evers and state Rep. Matt Gaetz announced they were running in the…

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Matt Gaetz touts conservative credentials in new CD 1 ad

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Matt Gaetz has a message to voters in Florida’s 1st Congressional District: No candidate is more conservative He’s hoping to drive that message home in a new 30-second, called “The Most Conservative.” The advertisement highlights his record in the Florida Legislature, where he was called the “most conservative legislator” in the state by the Tampa Bay Times. “Government is rigged against people. More and more, it doesn’t matter which political party wins an election because the same special interests are…

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Changing political landscape means contested races in each of Florida’s congressional districts

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In an election year dominated by outsiders and political chaos, it’s not surprising that every congressional district has at least two people vying for the seat. Candidates had until noon Friday to submit their paperwork to run for congressional seats. State records show all of the state’s 27 congressional races in Florida this congressional cycle are contested. There are several factors contributing to the shift in the delegation’s make-up, including a redistricting ruling late last year. The map created new…

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