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Florida Democrats Hold Weekend of Activism With Voter Summits, Campaign Office Openings, Canvasses

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This weekend, the Florida Democratic Party hosted voter summits around the state, training hundreds of activists in communications, voter tools and technology, phone banking, and canvassing. In Orlando, FDP hosted their fifth African American Voter Summit with local lawmakers and community leaders. The summits are a part of a partnership with the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida and have been hugely successful in voter outreach, training hundreds of activists to date. Previous African American Voter Summits were held in Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale. The Flori…

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For the First Time Ever Florida Democrats Requesting More VBM Ballots Than Republicans

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Twenty-four thousand more Democrats requested ballots in 2018 As vote-by-mail Ballots drop this week, more will be sent to Democrats as this year Democrats requested more VBM ballots than Republicans for the first time ever. This is an indication of enthusiasm, and the results of field efforts by Democrats and progressive partners. "We know that when Democrats vote, Democrats win, which is why we are doing everything we can to ensure high turnout on November 6th," said FDP Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo. "Our teams in the field will be using new data and technology to ensure those same vote…

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DeSantis Attack Ads Shamelessly Exploit Pulse, Lies About Mayor Gillum's Record

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Today, Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Kevin Donohoe issued the following statement on Ron DeSantis's new attack ad: "Ron DeSantis' new attack ad is a moral abomination and filled with blatant lies and should be immediately taken down. "Let's be clear: Andrew Gillum is not a socialist and to use that term to deceive and divide is an insult to the thousands of Floridians who have fled dictatorships. Mayor Gillum has lived the American dream and as governor he will fight to make sure every Florida family has the opportunity to succeed. In contrast, Ron DeSantis has a record of si…

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Top Lies From Rick Scott in Florida Senate Debate

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In the first Florida Senate Debate, Rick Scott was forced to defend his record, and Scott did what Scott always does - lied. Some of Scott's top lies from today's debate: Scott says he didn't say he wouldn't do anything differently than Trump when asked about his response to Hurricane Maria. Here is video proof of him saying it: Scott implies that the fixing the hoover dike would reduce toxic algae blooms — to which there is no scientific evidence. Scott "calls @PolitiFactFL — which called him out for running false ads — an "arm of the @TB_Times" and says they're…

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Florida Democrats Opening 40 Winning Ticket Grassroots Offices This Week

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Democrats continue to dominate ground game, opening field offices in every corner of the state This week, as the Florida Democratic Party continues to expand its state-wide coordinated campaign, it will open forty offices across the state. The office openings will kick-off Wednesday, October 3rd, continuing through the weekend with a full slate of Get Out The Vote grassroots activities. "Opening 40 offices in one week is a monumental feat and it is truly a team effort — with massive support from the entire Democratic Winning Ticket including Senator Bill Nelson, Mayor Andrew Gi…

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Florida Democrats Choose Replacement for April Freeman in CD-17 Seat

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Following the sudden tragic death of Congressional District 17 candidate April Freeman, Allen Ellison has been chosen to replace her. The Florida Democratic Party followed the process laid out by Florida Statutes, which calls on the county parties of each county in the Congressional District to vote to nominate a candidate. That candidate could not have run for office this year. Allen Ellison is a community leader in Highlands County, who founded the Center for Economic & Policy Development, Inc. (The Center) to facilitate economic growth throughout Central Florida and rural part…

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Florida Democrats Turn Anger into Action: Over 200 Events Planned this Weekend

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The Florida Democratic Party's statewide-Coordinated Campaign is kicking into high-gear this weekend, with over 200 GOTV events planned. The coordinated campaign, which kicked off in May - the earliest ever in a midterm election, just trained an additional 200 field organizers this week who are deployed in every corner of Florida. "The Florida Democratic Party began to rebuild party infrastructure months ago with investments in boots on the ground, technology and candidate recruitment -- and what we began months ago has intensified to a level of progressive engagement we've never seen…

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FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo Calls on Ron DeSantis to Oppose Brett Kavanaugh

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Today, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement: "Dr. Ford's powerful, emotionally wrenching testimony yesterday was a tremendous act of personal courage and service to this country. The Florida Democratic Party believes Dr. Ford — and we are dismayed that Republicans like Ron DeSantis are still supporting Brett Kavanaugh, a man accused of sexual assault whose testimony yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee was disgraceful. "DeSantis has made the appointment of justices to the Florida Supreme Court central to his campaign. By ba…

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The Top 10 Times Ron DeSantis Refused to Apologize for His Offensive Allies

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"Ron DeSantis and his corporate special interest allies are running an ugly, divisive and dishonest campaign," said FDP spokesperson Kevin Donohoe. "But that shouldn't be surprising given the individuals he surrounds himself with. It is time for DeSantis to finally disavow these people and lay out a plan for Florida instead of peddling hatred." 1 – Lourdes Castillo de La Pena DeSantis's Campaign Coordinator Claimed Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser Was Bitter Kavanaugh Didn't Like Her. According to a Miami Herald column by Fabiola Santiago, "One of the Republican Cuban-American women f…

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Ron DeSantis's Pre-Existing Condition Votes Are So Bad His Campaign Is Lying About Them

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Ron DeSantis's votes to take away healthcare protections for pre-existing conditions are so toxic that his campaign is being forced to pretend they never happened. Last year, DeSantis withheld support from the American Health Care Act — because he didn't think it did enough to take away Floridians' health care. DeSantis and the far right Freedom Caucus joined together to demand that insurers be allowed to charge more for people with pre-existing conditions. After extracting those cruel concessions — and making a bad bill even worse — DeSantis finally backed TrumpCare…

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