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Nikki Fried gubernatorial campaign raises another $300,000 in May

She started June with more than $3.9 million available in cash on hand. With a shrinking Democratic field, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried raised some $300,000 in May for her campaign for Governor. Fried’s official campaign for Governor collected $194,862 in May, the bulk of that from individuals giving to her campaign. Five individuals gave her …

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‘Those are his people’: Nikki Fried links Ron DeSantis to Jan. 6 insurrectionists

The Republican Governor didn’t take questions the day of or the day after the first Jan. 6 prime-time hearing. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says Gov. Ron DeSantis has avoided talking about the Jan. 6 riot because those are “his people.” On Friday, the day after the first major January 6 Committee hearing in Washington, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate told reporters she …

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Nikki Fried asks feds to monitor Florida election activities

In doing so, Fried voiced a preemptive concern for the integrity of the General Election. Charging Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican leaders are attempting to “circumvent or override democratic norms” Agriculture Commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried is asking the federal government to watch Florida’s election activities. In a letter she sent Monday to Kristen Clarke, Assistant U.S. Attorney General for …

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DeSantis is ‘creating havoc’ in Florida, Democratic candidate for governor Nikki Fried says

Florida Democrat running for governor blasts DeSantis for dividing state, making it ‘unaffordable’ SARASOTA, Fla. – Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is “creating havoc” in the Sunshine State, a Florida candidate for governor, Nikki Fried, told Fox News in an exclusive, wide-ranging interview. “He’s made our state unaffordable. He has divided our state. He is creating havoc in our …

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Gov. DeSantis’ office responds to Nikki Fried test leak allegation

Has someone in the Governor’s Office gone rogue? Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ office is pushing back against allegations that someone working for the administration leaked information about undistributed COVID-19 tests to one of DeSantis’ chief political rivals. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried contended during a radio hit Thursday that a DeSantis staffer leaked information about 1 million expired-but-unused rapid COVID-19 …

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DeSantis plays fast and loose with COVID facts to justify expired tests

After Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried claimed that Florida might allow nearly one million COVID-19 tests to expire, a spokesman for the Department of Health sent out this tweet: “Nikki Fried needs to turn on that blinker and get back in her lane.” In fact, Fried was doing her job on the pandemic. If only we …

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Nikki Fried isn’t worried that Charlie Crist is winning the fundraising battle

While in Jacksonville Thursday for a campaign event, gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried expressed confidence Democrats would pick her as the nominee despite being outperformed in terms of endorsements and fundraising by Charlie Crist. Fried, currently the Agriculture Commissioner, has focused most of her messaging on incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis. Yet current Congressman and former Gov. Crist may be the …

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Nikki Fried: Florida Republicans declare war on medical marijuana

Republicans in the Florida legislature want to turn back the clock and renew the failed war on drugs — at least that’s what you’d think based on the bills filed this session. House Bill 1455, put forward by Representative Roach (ironic, right?), declares war on Florida’s medical marijuana program and patients. The legislation places a cap on THC …

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Nikki Fried urges Governor to convene Cabinet for Piney Point emergency

The Governor declared a state of emergency for Manatee County earlier this morning in response to the crisis. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to convene an emergency meeting of the Florida Cabinet to discuss the evacuation of Manatee County residents and the environmental crisis at the Piney Point phosphate mine. In a letter to the Governor, …

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