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Ed Hooper endorsed by Florida Professional Firefighters

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Ed Hooper has received the endorsement of Florida’s Professional Firefighters. The organization announced during its 73rd annual convention in Sarasota this week it was backing Hooper, a Clearwater Republican, in his Senate District 16 race in 2018. In a statement, Jim Tolley, the organization’s president and CEO, said it was honored to have worked with Hooper during his time in the Florida House and looked forward to the “same relationship in the Florida Senate.”

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Big, early get: State’s firefighters endorse Jeremy Ring in Democratic primary of CFO race

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Former Yahoo executive and state Sen. Jeremy Ring capped off a week on the campaign trail Friday with a big get. Immediately following a speech at the annual convention of the Florida Professional Firefighters, the group moved to unanimously endorse Ring in the Democratic primary. In his speech, Ring reaffirmed his support for the state’s firefighters by pledging to give them the resources they require to both fight and prevent fires if elected as Florida’s next chief financial officer. “These…

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Florida firefighters say solar Amendment 1 ‘protects first responders’

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As solar energy expands across Florida, firefighters say uniform rules on the installation and maintenance of solar panels are necessary to keep first responders safe in case of emergencies at places producing solar energy. That’s why the Florida Professional Firefighters are the latest group supporting the constitutional amendment to promote solar energy production throughout the Sunshine State. On Monday, the organization announced its endorsement of Consumers for Smart Solar — the campaign group of business, civic and faith leaders behind…

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Florida firefighters endorse Charlie Justice

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The Florida Professional Firefighters organization, including the St. Petersburg Association of Firefighters Local 747, has officially endorsed the re-election campaign of Charlie Justice. The endorsement comes with the confidence that Justice will “honorably serve the citizens of Pinellas County” and “the interests of the men and women in the Fire and Emergency Medical Services,” according to the endorsement letters signed by state President Jim Tolley and local President Richard Pauley. Justice said he was pleased to receive the firefighters’ support.…

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Endorsement Watch: Fraternal Order of Police, Republican Liberty Caucus, Florida Pharmacy Association, and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including the Laborers’ International Union of North America, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Florida Professional Firefighters — issued endorsements. — The Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Rebecca Negron in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. “Rebecca Negron has served the citizens of her community and will be a much-needed voice…

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Eric Lynn gets Florida Medical Association endorsement in HD 68 contest

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The primary race in House District 68 between fellow St. Petersburg Democrats Eric Lynn and Ben Diamond is becoming so competitive that when one candidate announces an endorsement, the other also seems to follow suit a few hours later. The Lynn camp announced on Wednesday that they have received the backing of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) PAC. That comes just a few hours after Diamond announced that he had received the backing of the Florida Professional Firefighters. “We are pleased to endorse Eric…

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