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Is Pam Keith running for Congress, or still in Senate campaign mode?

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Is Pam Keith running for Congress, or is she still seeking a U.S. Senate seat? In a new fundraising email to supporters, Keith – who recently announced a bid for Florida’s 18th Congressional District – flaunts an endorsement from the Democracy for America chapters in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties. DFA is the progressive committee founded in 2004 by former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean, which boasts more than one million members.

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Democracy for America endorses Andrew Gillum for Governor

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Democracy for America, the progressive advocacy group founded in 2004 by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, is endorsing Andrew Gillum for Florida Governor in 2018. “As the Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum has stood up to the NRA and made it clear that he will protect immigrants against the Trump administration,” says Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean in an announcement Monday. “He has a vision for the state that includes progressive policies like a $15 minimum wage and ending discrimination against those who…

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Largest federal employee union backs Patrick Murphy in Florida’s U.S. Senate race

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Patrick Murphy has snagged another major endorsement from labor in his race for the U.S. Senate. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest federal employee union representing 670,000 government workers, announced Wednesday that it is backing the Jupiter Representative. “AFGE is proud to offer our support to Congressman Patrick Murphy for the U.S. Senate,” said AFGE national president J. David Cox. “We know that we will be able to count on him when it comes to supporting the rights of…

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Some big-time national lefties not sold on Alan Grayson for Senate

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Citing personal baggage and “divisive rhetoric,” national leaders in the progressive movement are abstaining from supporting U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson‘s campaign to leave his safe Democratic House seat to jump to the Senate, writes Andrea Drusch in National Journal. “Alan Grayson’s opening Senate salvo should have been the campaign of liberals’ dreams. In the first week of his campaign, the Florida House Democrat and longtime champion of liberal causes immediately pushed progressives’ favorite policies—and ripped into his moderate Democratic primary opponent, fellow…

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Kevin Burns ends bid for U.S. Senate to run for State Senate seat Dan Gelber is vacating

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Less than a week after filing papers to run, former North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns will announce at  Wednesday’s Democracy for America meeting in Coral Gables that he is ending his campaign for the U.S. Senate and will instead run for the state Senate seat that Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, is vacating to run for attorney general. With real estate billionaire Jeff Greene announcing on Friday that he would enter the Democratic primary for the Senate, Burns and his team…

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Candi Jovan has a new website

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Candi Jovan, Pinellas Democracy for America leader and Democratic candidate for State House District 50, has a new campaign website. Please tell all your friends in House District 50 of her candidacy and urge them to sign her petition http://votejovan.com/petition.html which can be downloaded and completed according to the sample shown.

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