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Is Linda Stewart running for Senate? Website holds clue

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For Linda Stewart, the secret might be out. Although the former Orange County commissioner and state representative has not officially announced intentions for 2016, a new website — – may have let it slip. Campaign website notwithstanding, Stewart’s announcement brings little surprise; for several months, she had been hinting at a run. Signifying a potential campaign does serve another purpose – as a warning to Rick Roach, who has been campaigning for the House District 13 seat for nearly a…

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Orange County Commissioner (and one-time Crist supporter) Mildred Fernandez arrested for accepting illegal campaign contributions, grand theft, and bribery

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Several Orlando news outlets are reporting that Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez, who is running for Orange County mayor, was taken to the Orange County Jail Tuesday. Fernandez, 64, was arrested and charged with accepting illegal campaign contributions, grand theft, and bribery. She was released on $5,300 bond around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. Gov. Charlie Crist has suspended Fernandezfrom her position on the Orange County Commission. He signed the executive order late Tuesday afternoon after Fernandez was arrested, and issued an…

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