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Democrat-aligned faith leaders question Trump’s effort to rally evangelical voters

BY: - January 3, 2020

With the president scheduled to hold an “Evangelicals for Trump” rally at a Miami-Dade County church this evening, Democrat-aligned faith leaders accused Donald Trump of “co-opting” religious leaders to propel his re-election campaign. Chris King, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in 2018 and a self-described evangelical Christian, said Trump’s hardline immigration policies, his “extraordinary […]

More prisoners are exonerated from Florida’s death row than anywhere else in America

BY: - June 4, 2019

Florida has more exonerations of death row inmates than any other state in the country – in fact, there’s been one exoneration of a death row prisoner for every three Florida executions over the past four decades. Many people working in the criminal justice arena say that stark fact shows the system deserves a serious […]

Chris King charges that Ron DeSantis is running on ‘divisive’ and ‘hateful’ attacks

BY: - September 17, 2018

Democratic lieutenant governor nominee Chris King is blasting Ron DeSantis, claiming that his recent campaign rhetoric against Andrew Gillum “veers into the absurd.” That phrase was taken from the headline of a story published on Monday by the Tampa Bay Times Adam Smith (“Ron DeSantis veers into the absurd in bid to raise fear and […]

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What do we know about Chris King? The Phoenix asked, he answered

BY: , , and - September 7, 2018

With Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum choosing affordable housing executive Chris King for his running mate this week, the pair has been described as the most progressive Democratic ticket in modern history in Florida. But what do voters know about King’s views? He was a candidate competing against Gillum in the primary, and now joins […]

In week one, governor’s race in dead heat — but will it last?

BY: - September 7, 2018

The latest major survey of Florida’s gubernatorial election shows Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis tied at 47 percent, with five percent undecided. The survey by St. Pete Polls of 2,240 likely voters in Florida took place on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, which mean some voters were likely polled after Gillum and […]

A progressive pair: Gillum chooses former candidate Chris King for running mate

BY: - September 6, 2018

In what is likely to be dubbed the most progressive gubernatorial ticket in Florida history, Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum announced Thursday that he has chosen Winter Park business executive Chris King to serve as his lieutenant governor. Gillum made the announcement with King on Facebook Live, where they were joined by their wives, R. Jai […]

DeSantis and Gillum to name running mates this week

BY: - September 4, 2018

After a lengthy runup to last week’s primary elections, the men vying to become Florida’s next governor now must quickly pivot to select a running mate to serve as their Lieutenant Governor by the end of this Thursday afternoon. Speaking in Jacksonville on Labor Day, Andrew Gillum told reporters that his former primary opponent – […]

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Who will win tonight’s Democratic gubernatorial primary?

BY: - August 28, 2018

In what has been Florida’s most competitive Democratic gubernatorial primary election since the early 2000s, polls show that former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham is the front-runner in the five-person contest that ends tonight. That’s despite what appears to be an intense surge of support in the polls in the past week for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew […]

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Three questions for the candidates running for governor : Women’s Issues

BY: - August 24, 2018

Today in the Florida Phoenix, we continue our election series, where we ask three questions of the candidates for Florida governor, who face off in the Aug. 28 primary. Each day we’ll cover a different topic of interest to voters. Today we ask about women’s issues.  The Republican candidates — Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis […]

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Three questions for the candidates running for governor: Affordable Housing

BY: - August 23, 2018

Today on the Florida Phoenix, we continue our election series, where we ask three questions of the candidates for governor, who face off in the Aug. 28 primary. Each day, we’ll cover a different topic of interest to voters. Today, we ask about affordable housing. The Republican candidates – Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis – […]

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Three questions for the candidates running for governor: Gambling

BY: - August 21, 2018

Today in the Florida Phoenix, we continue our election series, where we ask three questions of the candidates for Florida governor, who face off in the Aug. 28 primary. Each day we’ll cover a different topic of interest to voters. Today we ask about gambling.  The Republican candidates — Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis — […]

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Three questions for the candidates running for governor: Health care

BY: - August 20, 2018

Today on the Florida Phoenix, we continue our election series, where we ask three questions of the candidates for Florida governor, who face off in the Aug. 28 primary. Each day we’ll cover a different topic of interest to voters. Today we ask about health care. The Republican candidates — Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis […]