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Poll shows Floridians undecided on 2018 gubernatorial options

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If the results of a new poll are any indication, Floridians just aren’t that interested the 2018 gubernatorial election. The survey — conducted March 28 through March 29 by Gravis Marketing for The Orlando Political Observer — found 36 percent of Democratic voters and 63 percent of Republicans said they were uncertain who they would vote for in their respective primaries. The survey also showed many voters were still “uncertain” in several hypothetical head-to-head general election showdowns. The poll of…

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A must-read from Jacob Engels and other tidbits from Florida’s political blogosphere

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve dedicated any space on this site to the good work of my (former) colleagues in Florida’s political blogosphere. Perhaps this is because I believe I left that realm a long time ago. There’s some really good work being done in Florida’s political blogosphere, including: Jacob Engels’ must-read appeal to new Orange and Osceola counties state attorney to reconsider the case of Richard “Scott” Batterson, who was convicted of offering a multimillion-dollar agency contract to a consultant on the condition that…

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Eric Eisnaugle draws 19-year-old challenger in HD 44

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Potential Speaker-to-be Eric Eisnaugle has now drawn a challenger: Democrat Scott Cox, a 19-year-old first-time candidate. The challenge was first reported by Frank Torres in The Orlando Political Observer. As a physics major attending Valencia Community College, Cox cites “proven leadership” on his campaign website for his roles with the Democratic National Committee, American Atheists and Mensa International. He attends Mormon services at the Olympia Church of Latter-Day Saints. Still, the Orlando-area District 44 favors Republicans and is not likely to be seriously targeted by state Democrats. Eisnaugle left…

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