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Let's Flip the Florida Senate. Here's How.

Friends, family, supporters, Here we are, less than a week away from what we hope is the most transformational election cycle in decades -- maybe ever. Thanks to your incredible support, I won my primary against my Republican-backed opponent and now face only write-in opposition. Thank you again for believing...

Sun Sentinel: Sen. Gary Farmer knows his stuff and leads Democrats from Senate District 34

State Sen. Gary Farmer, the incumbent senator from District 34, has the knowledge, oratorical skills and energy to help revivify a statewide Democratic Party that during the past quarter century has proved itself increasingly adept at losing elections. The Sun Sentinel Editorial Board recommends that voters in the DemocratIc primary...

Congressman Ted Deutch is endorsing our campaign!

Congressman Ted Deutch, from Florida's 22nd district, has endorsed my campaign: “I proudly endorse Gary Farmer for re-election. He is a strong supporter of Democratic values and has been an effective voice in Tallahassee.” We are incredibly honored and excited to have his support as we prepare for the midterm...

New Endorsement: Dolphin Democrat

ANNOUNCEMENT — NEW ENDORSEMENT The Dolphin Democrats Club in Broward is giving Sen. Gary Farmer their unanimous support in the District 34 State Senate race. As the oldest LGBTQ political organization in Florida, their endorsement speaks volumes about Gary’s track record fighting for LGBTQ rights. We are honored to have...

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...