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Citing need for ‘new energy,’ Ryan Torrens becomes first Democrat in Attorney General race

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For Ryan Torrens, the primary job of a state attorney general is consumer protection; it’s something the 32-year-old Odessa-based lawyer does every day. That’s why Torrens, who specializes in foreclosure defense and consumer protection litigation, became the first Democrat to file for Florida’s Attorney General race in 2018. “We have helped so many people, and so I believe that the office fits my background,” he said in a phone interview Tuesday morning. “I’ve been speaking about to local DEC’s and people just feel…

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Tale of 2 parties: Florida GOP high, Dems low ahead of 2018

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The state Republican and Democratic parties met two miles from each other Saturday, their first meetings since Donald Trump carried Florida in November’s election, but the atmosphere and enthusiasm were worlds apart. As both parties chose their leaders, it was easy to see which has more confidence heading into an election cycle when the governor’s office and all three Cabinet seats will be open. Republicans were aglow in victory after Trump stunned many political observers by winning the state Barack…

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Patrick Murphy unveils latest list of Democratic endorsements for his Senate bid

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While the political world watches and waits to see if Alan Grayson will announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Senate, establishment favorite Patrick Murphy continues to stockpile endorsements. Today the South Florida Congressman announced eight Broward County Democrats getting behind his Senate campaign. They are: Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler Broward County Mayor Tim Ryan Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Broward County Commissioner Martin Kiar Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen Broward County Commissioner…

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No, Alex Sink should not pick an LG right now

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As far as test balloons go, the one Alex Sink’s campaign floated about her naming a lieutenant governor candidate earlier than when required went over like a wounded duck — despite the part about her asking former gubernatorial candidate Rod Smith to join her on the ticket. Unfortunately, many of the people advising Sink to make an early choice “to cover twice the ground” are many of the same Democrats who have lost statewide election after statewide election.  In fact, if I…

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