Scott Appointing Cronies to Key Posts, Not Protecting Floridians

The revelations of the last week would have been a terrible year for most elected officials or campaigns, but it was just another mismanaged, calamitous, smoldering week for Rick Scott that got bad enough his team resorted to threatening reporters. And to more lies. And while his administration goes up in flames, Scott is “all but shuttering the governor’s office to campaign.” Instead of trying to buoy the sinking ship – Scott boasted about how much campaigning he is doing and flew to Texas to raise money from big oil interests.

Florida Leaders Call Rick Scott Out for Financial Scandal

Democratic leaders have called out Rick Scott, who has been in the campaign for Senate for a month now, for his incessant financial scandals and refusal to disclose his finances and therefore his conflicts of interest. Former state Sen. Jeremy Ring, Democratic candidate for chief financial officer, and state Sen. Bobby Powell accused Scott of placing himself ahead of the people of Florida. Powell and Ring shared their concerns during a  conference call with reporters. Ring criticized Scott for accepting more than $50,000 in contributions to his political committee from executives after he directed $250 million in new business to their firms.

More Democrats Than Ever Running For Office in 2018

For the first time in modern history, when Collier County voters go to the polls in November there will be Democrats on the ballot in most races. So much so, that the final ballots won’t be determined until after the August 28 primary election. The general election is November 6, 2018. Headlining the election will be the races for U.S. Senator and Florida Governor. Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson will face Republican Gov. Rick Scott and a handful of write-in candidates.

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David Holden and Todd Truax Make the Democratic Primary Ballot

When Democrats go to the polls on August 28 to vote in the primary election, they will face the choice between two candidates vying for the U.S. House of Representatives in Congressional District 19, which includes portions of Collier and Lee counties. David Holden, a financial planner who lives in Naples, and Todd Truax, a self-employed nursing home administrator who lives in Lee County, have both qualified to run as Democrats in the primary. The winner will face first-term Republican incumbent Francis Rooney.

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Mary Barzee Flores Qualifies to Challenge Mario Diaz-Belart

Coral Gables attorney Mary Barzee Flores has qualified to run for Congress on the Democratic ticket in U.S. House District 25, which includes portions of Collier County. Two other Democratic candidates, Annisa Karim and Alina Valdes, withdrew from the campaign last week after Flores announced her candidacy. Flores brings a sizable war chest to the race, which best positions her to face her well-funded opponent.

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David Holden: Francis Rooney Doesn’t Want Congress to be the House of the People

“Florida Congressman Francis Rooney has introduced legislation in Congress that is sneaky, underhanded, anti-democratic, anti-constitutional and subversive of core American values,” Democratic candidate David Holden says. Holden is running for the Democratic Party nomination for the 196h Congressional District, where Rooney is the current incumbent in his first term. Rooney’s bill “would impose a permanent class of ultra-wealthy Representatives and Senators on the nation. All Americans should unite to denounce, oppose, and defeat this hurtful, harmful and dangerous bill and the way it’s being pursued.”

Rick Scott Facing New Scrutiny on Records and Secret Financial Account

Three scandals are already engulfing Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign for U.S. Senate: New reports are shedding light on Scott’s secret financial account, which he used as governor to hide his conflicts of interest and enrich himself. Now that he’s a Senate candidate, when will Scott comply with federal rules that require him to reveal the details of his account?

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It’s Time to Fight Back Against Republican Gerrymandering

It’s time to fight back against Republican gerrymandering. For years, the GOP has been using rigged maps to silence the voices of millions of Americans. Gerrymandering has given Republicans an unfair and undemocratic advantage in Congress and state legislatures across the country, in states from Texas to Wisconsin to North Carolina to Pennsylvania. It’s allowed the GOP to push an extreme agenda and pass radical laws that go against the will of the people.

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Finance Team Member for GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis Forced to Quit RNC Post

Elliott Broidy, a member of Ron DeSantis’ national finance team, used Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to pay off a former Playboy Model who he impregnated. According to the Wall Street Journal, Cohen “negotiated a deal in late 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said she was impregnated by” Broidy. The woman decided to end the pregnancy. In response to the disclosure, Broidy announced he would resign as RNC deputy finance chair.