Gillum announces ‘unprecedented push’ in voter outreach and campaign donations

BY SAMANTHA J. GROSS Florida Democrats launch massive voter registration drive ahead of 2020. At an evening rally at Florida Memorial University’s Miami Gardens campus, Andrew Gillum rolled out an ambitious initiative to register one million new voters ahead of the presidential election. As part of his effort to help down-ballot Democrats grow their numbers …

Florida Democrats slam OFR pick for ties to anti-LGBTQ group

Florida Democrats slammed Gov. Ron DeSantis’ choice to run the Office of Financial Regulation for ties to anti-LGBTQ groups. A news release from the Florida Democratic Party criticizes the selection of securities attorney Russell Weigel. “A review of Weigel’s resume shows his disturbing support of the Christian Family Coalition,” the release says. The organization bills itself as a …

Minimum Wage Proposal First Measure to Qualify for 2020 Ballot

By JOHN HAUGHEY THE CENTER SQUARE The Florida Division of Elections has confirmed sponsors of a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026 have secured enough validated voter signatures to qualify for the November 2020 ballot. According to the DOE, as of Tuesday afternoon, Florida For A Fair …