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SUN SENTINEL: Gary Farmer easy choice in Florida Senate 34

After a brutal Democratic primary win, Gary Farmer isn't quite in the Florida Senate yet. But he might as well be running unopposed in the general election.Farmer's opponent, Republican Antoaneta Iotova, is non-existent on the campaign trail. The Sun Sentinel has been unable to reach her.Her website, which resembles a low-quality AOL homepage from the 1990s, says...

The Florida Squeeze: Insurance Industry & Corporate Interests Looking to Influence Democratic Primaries

Nothing scares corporate Florida and the insurance industry more than the sight of a trial lawyer in office. That’s what Gary Farmer is facing in Senate District 34 where a barrage of mailers backed by GOP interests have hit the Parkland attorney seeking to throw the seat to former State...

Sun Sentinel: Republicans spend big in Democratic state Senate primary

by Dan Sweeney Republicans are funneling tens of thousands of dollars into a Democratic state Senate primary in Broward County, and the money is going to former Democratic state Rep. Jim Waldman.The largest single contribution — $31,500 on Aug. 9 — to Waldman's campaign committee came from Protecting Leadership Principles, a committee whose chairman is former...

Polluters, Insurance and Waldman

We have less than 3 days left to raise money for this campaign, and it has become even more crucial than before.Jim Waldman and his Republican supporters—supporters of fracking, insurance companies, Jeb Bush's voucher group, and Rick Scott—are throwing absurd amounts of money around to try and change the dynamics...

Sun Sentinel: To pack punch in Florida Senate District 34, Democrats should pick Gary Farmer

by Sun Sentinel Editorial Board The Florida Senate's most expensive and contentious Democratic primary features three qualified candidates eager to represent the newly redrawn District 34, which covers the east-side communities of Broward County, from Deerfield Beach to Hollywood.Two are veteran state representatives who make compelling cases for a promotion.But it's the third...

What's after Orlando?

This last week of coverage of the Orlando shooting has affected so many of us.  Like so many others, I have struggled to find the right words…looking for ones that would adequately express my outrage, anger, horror, sadness and empathy—but also not, in any way, ones that seem like some...

A big victory for Hillary and all women

Hillary Clinton is now our presumptive Democratic nominee, and I am enormously proud that our party has, for the first time, chosen a woman to be the nominee. When our young women think towards the future and the possibilities, and see that there is no glass ceiling at any level...

FPL Cleanup: Guess who gets to pay the cost? (Hint: It's us!)

First, FPL allows contaminated water to leak from its cooling canals, imperiling drinking water and the Biscayne Bay.  Now, they are trying to force us—their customers—to pay for the clean up! How in the world is that permissible? Because our legislators—including my two opponents!—made the catastrophic mistake of allowing them...

The TALLAHASSEE horror show continues.

This is my first campaign, but it's hardly my first fight on behalf of residents and consumers.  For years and years, I've been going to Tallahassee and taking on members of the legislature on fights ranging from education to taxes to outrageous insurance rates. (In addition to this work, all of...

They contaminate, taxpayers pay cleanup...are you kidding me?!?

In my last email, I outlined how FPL is saying they're going to pass at least $50 million in clean up expenses down to customers like you and me.The contamination of our drinking water aquifer and of Biscayne Bay is not only outrageous... based on reports on how long they've...