Jul 27 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – July 27th, 2016

“While the population of Sanford is 30 percent black, the influence of the area’s African-American community in the Legislature is diluted, split as it is into two districts. That gives District 28 a voting age population just under 10 percent black, and neighboring District 29 a similar percentage. House District 28 is about 70 percent non-Hispanic white and about 15 percent Latino, with Puerto Ricans being the largest single Hispanic group.”

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Jul 20 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – July 20th, 2016

“But the most interesting thing about the district may be the degree to which voters here voted for President Obama in 2012. While Republican Rick Scott defeated Democrat Alex Sink here by a comfortable 10 percentage points in 2010, just two years later in 2012, Obama narrowly defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the district, by about a percentage point. That’s a big shift from the first time Obama was on the ballot – in 2008 John McCain defeated Obama by nearly 10 points in those same precincts.”

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Jul 19 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – July 19th, 2016

“Jones sought the votes of her Democratic House colleagues to be the party’s floor leader starting in 2014, but lost by one vote to Rep. Darryl Rouson of St. Petersburg, who was himself later replaced by Rep. Mark Pafford before leading the caucus during a session.”

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Jul 11 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – July 11th, 2016

“When most people outside of South Florida think of Miami, they’re actually often thinking of Miami Beach. The spit of sand that makes up the mostly man-made island sitting just off the coast of actual Miami is mostly made up of the separate city of Miami Beach. The most famous part of the island city is the South Beach neighborhood with its art deco architecture, and celebrities partying all night at exclusive night clubs, and eating at fancy restaurants..”

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Jul 11 2016

Trump Gets Help from the Octagon

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced additions to his communications staff Monday.

And perhaps befitting his no-holds-barred campaign, Trump has hired Steven Cheung,  who most recently worked as director of communications and public affairs for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, according to a Trump campaign news release.

Cheung, who will serve as the campaign’s director of rapid response, has worked in the past on Senate and gubernatorial campaigns and on John McCain’s 2008 presidential bid, the Trump news release said.

The campaign also announced that Bryan Lanza will serve as deputy communications director for surrogates. Lanza most recently served as communications director of the non-profit Citizens United, the news release said.

 

 

 

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Jul 8 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – July 8th, 2016

“In beating Clelland and returning District 29 to Republican hands, Plakon was also returning to the House himself, having been similarly ousted by a Democrat in a neighboring House district two years earlier, when he was beaten by Karen Castor Dentel, who would hold that seat for two years before also losing it back to the GOP in 2014.”

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Jul 7 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – July 7th, 2016

“In the House, Van Zant may be best known for being one of the House’s most stridently religious conservatives. He has a master’s in divinity, and also received a doctorate in theology from Western Baptist Seminary in Havana, Cuba, while on a Baptist preaching and humanitarian aid mission to the country.”

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Jul 7 2016

New Senator Faces Bypass Surgery

Ready to join the Florida Senate after running without opposition, Bay County Commissioner George Gainer will undergo heart-bypass surgery within the week, the Panama City News Herald reported Thursday.

Gainer, a Panama City Republican who owns auto dealerships, did not draw any opponents before qualifying ended June 24 for the Senate District 2 seat. In November, he will replace Sen. Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican who faces term limits.

Gainer was undergoing a minor medical procedure at Bay Medical Center on Wednesday when a heart blockage was discovered, the News Herald reported. Gainer has been a county commissioner since 2002, a position he also held from 1968 to 1972.

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Jul 6 2016

Beruff Ad: Time to ‘Clean House’

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff released an ad Wednesday that plays off his campaign themes of being an outsider and a businessman. Here is a link to the ad.

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Jul 5 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – July 5th, 2016

“A decade ago Flagler County was full of carpenters, drywall hangers, electricians and other construction industry workers riding the building frenzy.”

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