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Advisory: Florida Leaders to Speak Out Against Rick Scott Announcement

Advisory: Florida Leaders to Speak Out Against Rick Scott Announcement


On Monday Florida leaders troubled by the prospect of Rick Scott serving in the U.S. Senate will be available to share their concerns with the media in markets throughout Florida. Local leaders, state lawmakers and a survivor of the Pulse tragedy will be available to speak about how Scott has prioritized his self-serving politics at Floridian’s expense, and why Floridians don’t trust him to serve in the U.S. Senate. More information about Scott’s record is available at


The Florida Democratic Party will share information about time, locations​ ​​and​ ​contact​ ​information to talk to these leaders on Monday. If you are interested in speaking to them, please contact Sebastian Kitchen at [email protected].


Leaders available to talk to the media on Monday, April 9, include:


Fort Myers

Former American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Director Joy Friedman



Former​ Florida Democratic Party Chair and​ State Sen. Rod Smith



State Sen. Audrey Gibson



State Sen. Oscar Braynon

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber



State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith


Panama City

Lisa Sanders



Former State Rep. Buzz Ritchie


St. Petersburg and Tampa

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman

Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch

Former Florida Democratic Party Executive Director ​Ana Cruz



Pulse survivor and No NRA Money advocate Brandon Wolf

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho


West Palm Beach

State Rep. Lori Berman

Greenacres Mayor Joel Flores

State Sen. Kevin Rader



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