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Florida Democrats Choose Replacement for April Freeman in CD-17 Seat

Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Florida Politics

Posted October 1, 2018 Following the sudden tragic death of Congressional District 17 candidate April Freeman, Allen Ellison has been chosen to replace her. The Florida Democratic Party followed the process laid out by Florida Statutes, which calls on the county parties of each county in the Congressional District to vote to

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Judge blocks Democrats from picking replacement candidate for April Freeman

Mon, Oct 1, 2018

Florida Politics

Fort Myers News-Press Published 1:18 p.m. ET Sept. 28, 2018 | Updated 4:58 p.m. ET Sept. 29, 2018 A U.S. District Court judge has ordered the Florida Democratic Party to hold off picking a new candidate for Congress to replace April Freeman, who died last week. Candidate Pam Keith, who is suing

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Televised Debates in Florida U.S. Senate & Governor Races

Sun, Sep 16, 2018

Florida Politics

Statewide Televised Debates in Florida U.S. Senate & Governor Races Announced by Leadership Florida, Florida Press Association TALLAHASSEE –  Florida’s exciting 2018 election year is headlined by vigorous races for Governor and U.S. Senate – and both will be spotlighted in live, hour-long, statewide televised debates announced today by Leadership

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Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida to host Hispanic-Heritage-Month Gala

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Florida Politics

The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida will be hosting its 5th Hispanic Heritage Month Gala – September 29, 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive, Orlando, Fl. 32821. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and

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FDP is hiring organizers across the state to flip Florida blue!

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Florida Politics

Dear Party Leaders,  In preparation for the general election, FDP is hiring organizers across the state to flip Florida blue! Any help you can provide in distributing this google form as far and wide as possible would be greatly appreciated.  Please encourage any interested applicants to fill out the form and someone from our staff

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Catherine Price vs. Ben Albritton at Tiger Bay, Sept. 19

Wed, Aug 29, 2018

Florida Politics

State Senator for District 26  Ben Albritton was born in Florida's Heartland in 1968. He is the 5th generation of a line of farmers, ranchers, citrus growers and businessmen who have lived and invested in Central Florida's rich agricultural heritage. He currently serves in the  Florida House District 56. He is

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Working Floridians Are Going Without Healthcare!

Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Florida Politics

  By Catherine Price, Candidate for Florida Senate District 26 The current healthcare trainwreck has been coming for a long time. The Rick Scott administration in Tallahassee has done a great job of helping companies make money on healthcare. And Rick Scott knows about helping healthcare companies make money:  (https://www.factcheck.org/2014/06/floridas-medicare-fraud-flashback/).  Yet, the actual people

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Progress Florida to Deliver Petitions to Gov. Scott

Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Florida Politics

The Progress Florida team is heading to the State Capitol next week to deliver petitions to Gov. Rick Scott and the Secretary of the Florida Dept. of Health (DOH). There, we will join allies to call on the Dept. of Health to act on an important reproductive rights issue -

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News from The Florida Democratic Party

Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Florida Politics

Blue News Upcoming FDP Events Rural Tour Visits Palatka Join FDP for the next stop on our Rural Tour in Palatka, Florida. On July 26 from 6pm-8pm, FDP chair Terrie Rizzo will be hosting a "Chatting with the Chair" event in Palatka Price-Martin Center. More information here! Day of Action On July 29, FDP will

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Florida Democratic Party Launches Statewide Medicaid Expansion Tour

Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Florida Politics

On Tuesday, the Florida Democratic Party launched its statewide “The Time is Now: Medicaid Expansion Tour” in Gainesville. At the event, Mayor Lauren Poe and Dr. Cynthia Moore Chestnut, amongst other local activists, discussed why Medicaid expansion is one of the most critical issues in the 2018 election — and

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Tags: healthcare, Medicaid Expansion

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