Posts Tagged ‘2018 gubernatorial’

Report: Gwen Graham transfers $250K to state political committee

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Former Rep. Gwen Graham appears to be laying the framework for a 2018 gubernatorial bid.
POLITICO Florida reported Tuesday that Graham moved $250,000 from her congressional account, Graham for Congress, to Our Florida, a state political committee created on Feb. 2. State records show the money was given to Our Florida on Feb. 3.
Records show the committee’s chairwoman is Stephanie Toothaker, an attorney with Tripp Scott. According to POLITICO Florida, she served as special counsel for former governor and Sen. Bob Graham, the former congresswoman’s father.
The Tallahassee Democrat announced she would not run for re-election after one-term in Congress after

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Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan backs Andrew Gillum for governor

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan has thrown her support behind Andrew Gillum.
Jordan’s endorsement marks the first South Florida endorsement for the Tallahassee Democrat’s 2018 gubernatorial bid. The announcement comes just days after Reps. Ramon Alexander and Loranne Ausley announced they were backing his 2018 run.
“I’m proud to endorse Andrew Gillum as the right choice for Governor in 2018 – not just for my constituents in South Florida but for people all over our state who are struggling to make ends meet. His story of growing up in Miami and his family choosing between which bills to pay mirrors the struggles

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Email Insights: Adam Putnam political committee brings in more than $2M in February

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
The political committee backing Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says it raised more than $2 million in February, bring total contributions to more than $9 million.
In an email  to supporters from Justin Hollis, the chairman of Florida Grown, said the committee raised more than $2.25 million in February 2017. Hollis said that one-month fundraising haul brought total contributions to the committee, which is expected to fuel Putnam’s 2018 campaign, to more than $9.4 million.
“Support for Adam’s Florida Grown PC is not only evident through fundraising, however, it’s also seen on social media platforms,” wrote Hollis. “More than 170,000 people follow

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Report: Andrew Gillum apologizes for political emails

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign is already facing criticism, despite being barely a day old.
On Tuesday, Tallahassee Reports posted emails to its website that showed the mayor used email software purchased with city tax dollars to send out “an email blast to invite to a Biden/Clinton campaign event.” The site, which is run by Republican activist Steve Stewart, received the emails through a public records request.
According POLITICO Florida, Gillum’s team had denied charges the mayor used inappropriately used the NGP VAN technology. Instead, POLITICO Florida reported, the mayor’s office said it was used for constituent outreach.
The Tallahassee Democrat

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Philip Levine launches political committee, hires Matthew Van Name

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine appears to be inching closer to a 2018 gubernatorial bid, launching a political committee earlier this month and hiring staffers to help coordinate a statewide tour.
Levine launched All About Florida earlier this month. State records show the Miami Beach political committee filed its statement of organization on Feb. 10.
Levine has hired Matthew Van Name to work for the political committee. Van Name recently served as U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist’s campaign manager and was formerly the Florida political director of the Service Employees International Union.
The news of Van Name’s hiring comes just one day before

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