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Democratic ad attempts to link Rick Baker to Donald Trump

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With Rick Kriseman trailing Rick Baker in the latest poll of St. Petersburg’s mayoral race, the Florida Democratic Party is paying for a new ad linking the former mayor with President Donald Trump. Whether national politics will trickle down to the local level is something the Kriseman team is banking on, though it hasn’t been reflected yet in the polls.

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Florida Democrats slam Adam Putnam for Facebook comment about anti-NRA protest in Tampa

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The Florida Democratic Party is taking Adam Putnam to task a day after the Agricultural Commissioner and gubernatorial nominee mocked an anti-National Rifle Association protest held in Tampa. “Classic progressive move,” Putnam wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. “Desperate attempt to limit our 2nd Amendment rights.” Listed below his comment was a link to a story that Florida Politics reported about Sunday, when more than 80 citizens marched in downtown Tampa against a provocative NRA television ad featuring conservative…

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Florida Democrats say they’ve raised nearly $3.5 million

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The state’s Democrats, in the wake of their Leadership Blue Gala, say they raised nearly $3.5 million through the first half of the year. Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman Johanna Cervone made the claim in a Saturday news release.

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Florida Democrats accuses Rick Scott of ‘backroom politics at its worst’ over special session

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Florida Democrats are hitting Gov. Rick Scott and Republican leadership over a budget deal announced Friday. In a statement, Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman Johanna Cervone said the budget deal fails the state’s working families, while funneling money to Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. “Not only does this budget deal funnel millions to private for-profit charter schools, remove oversight from local school boards, and short-change Florida’s children–it was negotiated in secret, and the end result will bring millions to Scott and…

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Florida Democratic Party reveals key staffing changes

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There are more changes coming to the Florida Democratic Party. Stephen Bittel, the chairman of the state party, announced several key staffing changes, including the promotions of Roosevelt Holmes and Johanna Cervone, Monday. In a statement, Bittel said the state party has seen a resurgence in recent months, and he is confident the “new Florida Democratic Party will build the strongest most effective grassroots infrastructure in the entire country as we turn Florida back to blue in 2018.” Bittel Holmes…

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Florida Dems hire Johanna Cervone as Deputy Communications Director to focus on Hispanic outreach

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The Florida Democratic Party has hired Johanna Cervone to serve as its Deputy Communications Director and Hispanic Press Secretary. As the Deputy Communications Director and Hispanic Press Secretary, Cervone will expand the party’s press outreach, with a special focus on Hispanic media and issues. Cervone will also serve as the main point of contact for the media throughout the state. Cervone most recently served as the South Florida Regional Press Secretary for the Hillary for Florida campaign. Prior to her role on the campaign, she served…

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