Wells Fargo ‘Fires’ Candidate For Her Stance on Marijuana

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Wells Fargo, the bank that recently agreed to pay more than $2 billion in fines rather than fight fraud charges from the federal government, has canceled the account of a candidate running for Florida office because of her stance on medical marijuana. Nikki Fried, a Democrat running for state agriculture commissioner, called the bank’s decision “totally unprecedented,” and another example of […]

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Florida Candidates for Science Tells How to Track Down the Dollars

Are your elected officials dedicated to you or their donors? A new coalition of candidates running for Florida offices—Florida Candidates for Science—is offering a tool you can use to find the answer to that question for yourself. The guide, posted on their new website, allows you to: –Identify the legislative district you live in. –How office-holders have voted on the […]

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Politics Not Immune From Florida’s Weirdness. It’s a ‘Cavalcade of Stupid’

Just how crazy has Florida politics become this year? Here’s what a Republican consultant, Rick Wilson, has to say: “Florida politics has always been as weird as Florida in general, but this year has seen a Twilight Zone level of campaign screw-ups, oddball candidates, post Republican Trumpers in all their lunatic glory, edge cases, easily debunked fraudsters and a cavalcade […]

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Early Voting Concluded in Florida as Primary Election Day Nears

Early voting for the August 28 primary has concluded. The Primary election is Aug. 28. The top races are the gubernatorial primaries. Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and businessmen Jeff Greene and Chris King are the Democratic candidates. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis are the Republicans. There are also Cabinet primaries. In […]

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Between Green Slime and Red Tide, Florida’s Water is a Mess

An environmental, economic and political disaster is unfolding in Florida on several fronts: — Discharges from a heavily polluted Lake Okeechobee are flowing both east and west across the state spreading a toxic bloom of blue-green algae that is causing enormous wildlife die-offs and helping to feed… –A massive Red Tide outbreak, that is turning the Gulf Coast of the […]

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