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Florida Medical Association PAC Endorses Daisy Morales for State Representative

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – As endorsements roll in, the Daisy Morales campaign picked up more momentum Friday, announcing another big endorsement from the Florida Medical Association PAC (FMA PAC), Florida’s leading advocate for electing pro-medicine candidates to office, for State House District 48. House District 48 leans heavily Democrat, with a 30 percent advantage for…

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Florida Education Association Endorses Daisy Morales in HD 48 Race

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The Daisy Morales campaign announced that it won another major endorsement: Florida’s largest teachers union, the Florida Education Association, has endorsed Daisy Morales for State House District 48.   Since, winning the August Democratic primary election, the Daisy Morales’ campaign has seen a spike in major endorsements and contributions from across the…

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Florida governor extends voter registration after site crash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the state’s voter registration deadline Tuesday after he said heavy traffic crashed the state’s online system and potentially prevented thousands of enrolling to cast ballots in next month’s presidential election. Several progressive groups are suing for an additional extension. DeSantis extended the deadline that expired Monday…

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FDP Statement on Trump Ending Negotiations Over New Coronavirus Relief

In response to Donald Trump instructing Republicans to stop negotiating with House Democrats on coronavirus relief until after the election, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement: “Hundreds of thousands Floridians remain unemployed, small businesses are struggling to stay open, and people are facing eviction — but this President is refusing to work with Democrats to…

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Commissioner Fried’s Response Following Voting Rights Activist Desmond Meade Pardon Request Being Denied

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, an independently-elected member of the Florida Cabinet and Clemency Board, offered the following statement regarding today’s meeting of the Clemency Board: “Florida’s broken Clemency system is restrictive, arbitrary, and designed to fail our citizens seeking a fresh start. It’s an absolute mockery that in nearly two years under…

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Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried Backs Daisy Morales in HD 48 Bid

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Daisy Morales campaign scored a major endorsement, announcing today that Florida’s top Democrat and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried, backs Morales’s bid to become the next State Representative of House District 48. The uniquely-drawn House District 48, which includes the airport but stops shy of Lake Nona, is…

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Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Announce MyFloridaMyFamily

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – On Monday, August 31, during the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) virtual 2020 Child Protection Summit, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced MyFloridaMyFamily, an online hub of resources established in partnership with the Governor’s Faith and Community Based Initiative and the Department of Children and Families. Using technology from…

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Florida governor: New director for state’s employment agency

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State Rep. Dane Eagle was appointed as executive director of the state’s employment agency on Wednesday, a little more than two weeks after barely losing a Republican primary for Congress in a heavily GOP district. Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Eagle two days after Ken Lawson announced he was resigning as head…

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