U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney Will Not Run for Re-Election

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Francis Rooney, who represents coastal Collier County in the U.S. House of Representatives, has announced his retirement. His surprise decision comes a day after saying he would consider voting to impeach President Donald Trump and after accusing the White House of playing Etch A Sketch games with the truth in its denials regarding the Ukraine scandal. He made his announcement […]

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Democrats Praise Federal Judge’s Decision Striking Illegal Florida Poll Tax

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Florida can’t block ex-felons who cannot afford to pay certain court fees from registering to vote or voting, a federal judge said in a preliminary injunction issued Friday. The decision was a victory for those who had challenged a new GOP law that undermined a 2018 constitutional amendment restoring the right to vote to most ex-felons in the state. And […]

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Terrie Rizzo Exhorts Democratic Values, Slams ‘Axis of Corruption’

Terrie Rizzo

The Florida Democratic Party unveiled its arguments for the 2020 election at its biennial state convention where party Chair Terrie Rizzo emphasized the party’s values and attacked the GOP’s “axis of corruption.” Here are her remarks in full: Walk into a room full of Democrats, and you see a crowd that looks like America — just look around this room […]

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Rooney Surprised by Etch A Sketch Moment in Trump Ukraine Scandal

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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney essentially became the chief witness against President Donald Trump this week when he acknowledged that the president withheld security aid to Ukraine to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden, an egregious misuse of power. Later, when the Oval Office learned how Mulvaney had stepped in it, he was ordered to change […]

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Florida Democrats Stand Behind Pelosi’s Impeachment Inquiry

Florida Democrats, from state party Chair Terrie Rizzo to Collier County Chair Annisa Karim, expressed their support of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to open a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump Tuesday. Pelosi accused Trump with betraying his oath of office and the nation’s security by seeking to enlist a foreign power to tarnish a rival for […]

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Mark Your Calendar For Next Democratic Candidate Debate

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There will be 12 candidates on stage for the next Democratic presidential debate, which will take place on Oct. 15, the largest gathering of presidential candidates in history. The candidates appearing at this month’s Democratic primary debate are: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.Senator Cory Booker of New JerseyMayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.Julián Castro, the former housing secretaryRepresentative Tulsi Gabbard of HawaiiSenator Kamala Harris of CaliforniaSenator Amy […]

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Speakers at Florida Democratic Convention Announced

Gov. Phil Murphy

Nearly 2,000 Democrats from across the Sunshine State will convene for the Florida Democratic Party’s Bi-Annual State Convention Oct. 11-13. Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey, incoming Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, will deliver the afternoon keynote kickoff at Saturday’s general session. The Florida Democratic Party said, “Murphy will discuss his road map for Democratic victories up and down […]

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