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Did Democrats in the Florida House Break Campaign Contribution Rules?

A new controversy is swirling around a quarter of Democrats in the Florida House after inappropriate campaign contributions came to light. State Reps. Joe Cassello, D-Boynton Beach, Kevin Chambliss, D-Homestead, Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, Michael Gottlieb,...

Required Instruction in the History of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders Passes First State Senate...

This week, the Florida Senate Education Committee unanimously passed “The Required Instruction in the History of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” (AAPI) from state Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando. This bill will require a specific curriculum...

Lauren Book, Anna Eskamani Want to Exempt Diapers From Sales Taxes

State Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and state Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, have filed legislation to prevent families from being charged sales tax when purchasing diapers and adult incontinence undergarments. If passed, their proposal...

Farah & Farah Announces Second Annual Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program

The firm established the scholarship program last year, inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The scholarship program recognizes deserving students in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods who are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and gun violence through the pursuit of higher education.
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Florida Democrats Start to Line Up to Challenge Ron DeSantis, Marco Rubio in 2022

Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., formally launched his bid to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis and reclaim his old job. Crist’s announcement was the first domino to fall as Florida Democrats look ahead to 2022.
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Charlie Crist Announces 2022 Gubernatorial Bid

Crist was elected governor in 2006 as a Republican. After leaving the GOP and running for the U.S. Senate in 2010 with no party affiliation, Crist joined the Democrats at the end of 2012. He narrowly lost the 2014 gubernatorial race to then Gov. Rick Scott. In 2016, Crist bounced back and defeated then U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., to represent parts of Pinellas County in Congress.
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Anna Eskamani Takes Aim at Corporations as Session Starts in Tallahassee

The firebrand legislator is in her second term representing much of central Orlando and she plans to push bills that will limit funds corporations can get from taxpayers.
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Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist Clash on Governor’s Election Reform Proposals

DeSantis unveiled the “new measures to safeguard the sanctity of Florida elections” last week as he promised to ensure the “integrity of every vote” and continue transparency.
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Democrats Announce Committee Leadership in the Florida House

This week, the two leaders of the Democrats in the Florida House--state Reps. Bobby DuBose of Fort Lauderdale and Evan Jenne of Hollywood--unveiled their selections to lead committees in the upcoming session. 
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Some Florida Democrats Deny ‘Defund the Police’ Hurt Them on Election Day

With political pundits saying this year’s election was a “devastatingly disappointing performance” for Democrats in Florida, some of that party’s elected officials and left-wing progressive groups are still denying that the Defund the Police movement hurt them at the ballot box. But election analysis proves the contrary.
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Anna Eskamani Wants Florida Democrats to Move to the Left

Anna Eskamani just won reelection to the Florida House but the Orlando Democrat is already thinking ahead to the next election--and what her party can do differently after a series of stinging defeats in...
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Florida Democrats Continue to Push Fixing Unemployment System

The pandemic has caused problem after problem with Florida’s current system to come to the surface. It’s been months since the pandemic shut down the state of Florida and unemployment went over 15 percent, but state Rep. Geraldine Thompson, D-Windermere, said Republicans in Tallahassee knew when they passed a bill in 2011 to create the current system that it was inadequate.
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