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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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Chris King picks up Nick Duran’s endorsement in Democrats’ governor race

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Chris King’s performance in the Democratic candidates’ gubernatorial forum earlier this month in Fort Lauderdale apparently won him the backing of at least one South Florida lawmaker, state Rep. Nicholas Duran of Miami. Duran, a freshman who emerged in this year’s Legislative Session as a leading voice for the Democrats on health care policy and anti-addition policy, announced his endorsement of King Wednesday morning, through King’s campaign. “Chris’s performance during the Gubernatorial Forum last week confirmed what I’ve known for…

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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker to address Florida Democrats

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New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker will join Florida Democrats at their annual fundraiser in Hollywood. Booker is scheduled to speak Saturday night. Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant praised Booker’s leadership in the U.S. Senate and as former mayor of Newark, N.J. Booker joined with other Senate Democrats this week in demanding Congress approve stricter gun control laws in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando that left 49 people killed and 53 injured. Booker is a popular…

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Democrats divided on free trade agreement in South Florida

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Although a majority of House Democrats rejected President Obama on expanding his trade negotiating power, two of the three Democrats who met the press hours before the Florida Democratic Party’s big summer dinner did and do support the Trans Pacific Partnership. “We are a big tent party, and we have wide ranging views on the best approach to dealing with trade,” said Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC Chair and Congresswoman from South Florida at a press conference held hours before…

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