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Poll: Buddy Dyer leading Paul Paulson in 50-31 Orlando mayor’s race

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A new poll released Tuesday morning shows Mayor Buddy Dyer leading Republican challenger Paul Paulson by a margin of 49.7 percent to 30.5 percent in his quest for a fifth term as Orlando’s chief executive. Polling firm St. Pete Polls concluded that UCF medical student “Sunshine” Lunda Grund has also garnered support to the tune of 5.8 percent in her quixotic no-party bid that has yet to gain much traction. A scientific poll conducted Monday found 52.1 percent of registered City of Orlando voters…

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Buddy Dyer ‘unequivocally’ not running for governor, but would consider UCF presidency

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On Wednesday afternoon, the three candidates for Orlando mayor made their case before the Orlando Sentinel editorial board as to why they should be the one to lead “The City Beautiful” into the future. During that discussion Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer pledged he would serve a full four-year term saying, “I am unequivocally not running for governor.” Dyer was considered a favorite to run for the Democratic nomination in 2018. The mayor — who is seeking a fifth term —…

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