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Imagine running on issues rather than slinging mud | Bill Cotterell

A group of experienced, knowledgeable, caring former state legislators and other government officials is trying to slow down Florida’s headlong rush to the right. Former Attorney General Bob Butterworth, a moderate Democrat who served at almost every level of Florida government, knows what he’s talking about. If he’s concerned about the direction our state is …

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‘A fresh and needed voice of reason’: Florida Leadership Council endorses Ashley Gantt in HD 109

The Florida Leadership Council (FLC) is throwing its collective weight behind Democratic community leader, lawyer and entrepreneur Ashley Gantt’s bid to represent north-central Miami-Dade County in House District 109. The group’s members include Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich, former U.S. Rep. Larry Smith, former Attorney General Bob Butterworth, former Education Commissioner Betty Castor, former state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, former Florida …

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Lauren Book wins endorsement from new committee of former state leaders

A newly formed political committee composed of leaders from all levels of government and a large spectrum of political persuasions threw its weight behind Lauren Book’s re-election bid Tuesday. Democratic Senate Leader Book’s race to represent Broward County’s Senate District 35 is the first one that the Florida Leadership Council has weighed in on. The group cited Book’s leadership …

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