2024 elections

Vote By Mail sign, Florida

GOP voter registration edge in Florida nears 600,000

As of Aug. 31, 2023, Florida had 5,206,774 registered Republicans, 4,617,844 registered Democrats and 3,785,907 NPA.
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell launches a challenge to U.S. Senator Rick Scott

Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Florida) is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott in 2024.
death penalty protest

Ron DeSantis signs execution warrant for Michael Zack; it would be Florida’s sixth lethal injection this year

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a death warrant for an inmate convicted in the 1996 murder of a woman he met in an Escambia County bar.
Andrew Warren suspended by Ron DeSantis

It cost Florida taxpayers $9.9 million last year for security for Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is running for president

Costs to transport and protect Gov. Ron DeSantis and his family surged to $9.876 million during the past fiscal year.
pot plants

Florida AG Ashley Moody says a proposed recreational cannabis amendment “misleads” voters to benefit Trulieve

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office says a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize the recreational use of marijuana “misleads” voters in a way to benefit the state’s largest medical-marijuana operator, Trulieve.
Florida House of Representatives

Fiona McFarland draws a Democratic foe, Derek Reich, in the race for Florida House in Sarasota

Rep. Fiona McFarland, R-Sarasota, has drawn a challenger, Derek Reich, D-Osprey, as she runs for a third term in the Florida House.

House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell (D-Tampa) will be challenged by Lisette Bonano

House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, has drawn a re-election challenger in 2024: Lisette Bonano.
Ron DeSantis in Japan

Details are released on the Tennessee auto crash involving Ron DeSantis’ motorca Crash

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was in a GMC Yukon at the front of a motorcade Monday when it was involved in a multi-vehicle collision.
Florida House of Representatives

Polk County State Representative Josie Tomkow draws a Democratic challenger, Octavio Eduardo Hernandez

Florida Rep. Josie Tomkow, R-Polk City, has drawn a Democratic challenger, Octavio Eduardo Hernandez, in 2024.
artificial intelligence

‘Worrisome’ artificial intelligence ads heighten the drama in the 2024 elections

Artificial intelligence images, text and voices could “muddying the waters” in 2024 political campaigning and deepen mistrust among voters.

Trump supporters rally in Pinellas despite the ex-president’s historic criminal indictments

Dozens of supporters of former president Donald Trump rallied on land and sea near Madeira Beach
Cornel West

Cornel West announces his candidacy for president

Civil Rights activist and philosopher, Cornel West, announced his candidacy for U.S. president Monday.  West is a leading figure in modern-day Civil Rights activism and social change. He is running for president as a member...

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