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Matt Gaetz to honor local hero who saved toddler in automobile crash

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North Florida Republican Matt Gaetz will honor a local sailor who saved the life of a child involved in an automobile accident. Gaetz, who represents Florida’s 1st Congressional District, will give special recognition in a ceremony Monday for Petty Officer First Class Joseph Pellicano of Pace, a city in Santa Rosa County. On Jan. 16, Pellicano was on his way to work at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field near Milton, when he passed a car accident and noticed a…

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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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North Florida Neighbors says ‘Matt Gaetz won’t back down’ in new advertisement

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A political committee backing Matt Gaetz released its second television spot this week. North Florida Neighbors, a super PAC supporting Gaetz in Florida’s 1st Congressional District, released a new advertisement Thursday, about one week after first hit the airwaves. “Matt Gaetz will respect and support our military, protect life and our right to bear arms. Matt Gaetz will secure our borders and defend our values, and end policies that coddle terrorists … and kill them,” an announcer says in the 30-second…

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Greg Evers eyes Congress if Jeff Miller runs for U.S. Senate

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Florida’s political landscape shuffles once again as U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller considers a run for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat. Now, there is also a healthy dose of déjà vu. Republican State Sen. Greg Evers, who ran to replace Miller in 2001 after he left Tallahassee for Congress, told reporters he is looking again to replace Miller, this time in Florida’s 1st Congressional District. “I would like to follow in his footsteps,” Evers, a two-term GOP senator from Baker, told reporter…

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