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Aramis Ayala, Daniel Uhlfelder Running for Democratic Nomination to Challenge Ashley Moody

Former State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who garnered national attention for refusing to seek the death penalty leading then Gov. Rick Scott to reassign cases from her, ended her bid to run for Congress and...
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Stephanie Murphy Decides Against Senate Bid, Leaving Val Demings as the Favorite to Challenge...

Murphy said she would focus on building the Democratic Party in Florida instead of running against Rubio. 
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Val Demings to Challenge Marco Rubio Instead of Ron DeSantis

With Demings now running for the Senate, focus now turns to U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., who had been considering a run against Rubio. Demings and Murphy have worked closely in the House since they both were elected in 2016. 
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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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Derek Chauvin, Cop Accused of Killing George Floyd, Voted in Florida

The accused killer has a second home in Windermere, just west of Orlando, that is supposedly used as a vacation home and rental--but that did not stop Chauvin from voting in the Sunshine State twice.
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Ron DeSantis Reassigns Murder Case From Controversial State Attorney Aramis Ayala

There have been many twists and turns on how the murder of Nicole Montalvo will be prosecuted ever since Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson complained about the lack of prosecution in the case. Gibson went to Attorney General Ashley Moody asking her to remove Ayala from the case.
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Central Florida Leaders Clash Over Murder Prosecutions

Ever since she announced she would not seek the death penalty shortly after taking office in 2017, Ayala has had a rocky relationship with law enforcement in the two counties she serves. This acrimony has now turned into dueling press conferences over the murder of Nicole Montalvo back in October.

Linda Stewart Brings Out Bill to Protect Children From Obscene Conduct

State Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, continued her efforts to crack down on indecent exposure last week, bringing out a bill which she insists “would protect children from obscene conduct, and improve prosecution of offenders.”
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Controversial Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala Not Running for Reelection

The Central Florida Democrat was the subject of the ire of then-Gov. Rick Scott when she suddenly announced in 2017 that she would not pursue the death penalty in any case in her jurisdiction.
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Ryan Williams to Challenge Aramis Ayala in 2020

Ayala made national headlines shortly after taking office in 2016 when she revealed she would not seek the death penalty for accused cop killer Markeith Loyd who was wanted for the murder of his girlfriend Sade Dixon when he allegedly gunned down Orlando police officer Debra Clayton when she tried to detain him outside an Orlando Wal-Mart.. Ayala got more than $1million in help in the last election from George Soros, a staunch death penalty opponent.

Bernie Sanders Tries to Rally Florida Democrats Behind Andrew Gillum

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum showed off his biggest endorsement in the race to be the Democratic nominee for governor, bringing U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. to the University of Cental Florida to rev up crowds as early voting continues in the Sunshine State. 

Aramis Ayala Backs Andrew Gillum for Governor

Gillum is running in the crowded Democratic primary. Other candidates in the primary include former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., billionaire Jeff Greene, businessman Chris King and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. 
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