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An inside look at the legislative candidate questionnaire gauntlet

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The questions are posed by progressive groups and conservative ones; from organizations focused on business, agriculture and education. They come from well-known power brokers and lesser-known influencers. In the months leading up to an election, candidates are asked to fill out dozens of questionnaires detailing their positions. The surveys act as both an educational tool for a candidate, and a vetting tool for the organization. Florida Politics reviewed questionnaires sent to candidates by more than a half-dozen organizations. Some asked…

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Email insights: Ruth’s List celebrates election wins, but there’s more to do

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With any election, no matter how you slice it, somebody comes out on top. In the 2015 elections, Ruth’s List Florida had a good night. And by the next day, there was an email showing they were ready to boast. “Ruth’s List-endorsed candidate, Lisa Wheeler-Brown won her election for St. Petersburg City Council and Kristin Rosen Gonzalez secured a first-place finish in a crowded field for Miami Beach Commissioner,” the email read. Neither candidate would have won without the help…

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Ruth’s List partners with Florida Democratic Party for training candidates

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Florida Democrats are launching a first-ever partnership with progressive activist group Ruth’s List to prepare the next generation of women seeking elected office. The Florida Democratic Party House and Senate Victory committee announced the yearlong collaboration with Ruth’s List Florida — the state’s largest resource for Democratic women – which includes a series of political retreats for prospective candidates. Nearly 20 candidates recruited to run for office in competitive districts across Florida attended the inaugural two-day training session this weekend. On…

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Lisa Wheeler-Brown nabs Ruth’s List Florida endorsement for City Council bid

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St. Pete City Council candidate Lisa Wheeler-Brown has earned the endorsement of Ruth’s List Florida. “Lisa Wheeler-Brown represents the best of our community,” said Marley Wilkes, executive director of Ruth’s List.  “Her service and dedication are well known in St. Petersburg.  Lisa has served our country in the military and served St. Petersburg families in fighting to make our streets safe.” Ruth’s List Florida aims to build “a progressive Florida” by recruiting and supporting strong Democratic women leaders. “Lisa Wheeler-Brown’s…

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