The Employment Situation in November

Our economy has created 2.65 million jobs so far this year, higher than any full year since the late 1990s.

Posted by Jason Furman for the White House on Dec. 5, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. Job growth in November was strong, and the economy has now already added more jobs in 2014 than in any full calendar year since the late 1990s. To create an environment in which this progress can continue, it is critical that Congress …

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Ring in the Holidays with SemDems on Thursday!

christmas pudding with custard

Join us for a potluck dinner, 7 p.m.! Prepare your favorite dish for the SemDems Holiday Party and Potluck scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Old Longwood Elementary School, 840 Orange Ave., Longwood. We look forward to seeing everyone at this tasty and delightful event!  

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Help Needed on Office Moving Day, Dec. 13

moving truck

Volunteers are needed 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, to help SemDems move from our current office in Casselberry. Please bring large vehicles to assist with the move. We’ll meet and load up at the current SemDems office at 2909 Lakeview Drive, Casselberry, FL 32730. Items will be taken to a storage facility in the area.

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Don’t Miss the CFDC Holiday Party!

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Reserve your seat now for the CFDC Holiday Party, Friday, Dec. 19, at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, 1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary. Cocktails: 6-7 p.m. (Cash Bar) Dinner: 7-10 p.m. RSVP by e-mail to MMJ9244@AOL.COM or, call 407 340-2186 and leave a message.

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Let’s Look Forward to 2016

Paul Simmons watches Midterm Election results come in at SemDems Office.

Last week, the Seminole County Democrats faced some very difficult election results.   The progress made in 2012 with the election of Karen Castor Dentel and Mike Clelland to the State House of Representatives was not to be repeated in 2014. And now, we face four more years of Gov. Rick Scott.  In the plus column, …

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Pam Bondi’s Close Ties with Law Firm Under Scrutiny

By Michael Van Sickler, Tampa Bay Times Tallahassee Bureau Posted by the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 29, 2014 7:49 p.m. TALLAHASSEE – Partners with a powerful Washington, D.C., law firm aren’t registered as Florida lobbyists, but that hasn’t stopped them from wining and dining Attorney General Pam Bondi the past four years to discuss clients. Bondi dropped suits or …

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Major News Organizations Endorse Crist for Governor

Nearly every major news organization in Florida has officially endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist over Republican Gov. Rick Scott.   That’s good news for SemDems. However, a recent Quinnipiac poll shows the governor and former governor Crist deadlocked with 42 percent of the vote each. Needless to say, every vote in the midterm election on …

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Orlando Sentinel Backs Reps. Clelland and Castor Dentel

Rep. Karen Castor Dentel

Orlando Sentinel endorses Democrats Rep. Mike Clelland, of Lake Mary, for District 29, and Rep. Karen Castor Dentel, of Maitland, for District 30. Read the full Orlando Sentinel article here.

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Yep, Gov. Rick Scott Almost Refused Debate Over A Fan

Gov. Rick Scott

By Mollie Reilly of The Huffington Post Posted by The Huffington Post on 10/15/2014 and Updated on 10/16/2014 Florida’s second gubernatorial debate got off to a bizarre start Wednesday evening when incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R) initially refused to debate his opponent because he had a fan under his lectern. Democratic candidate Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor …

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Suit: Scott Failed To Disclose Over $340 Million In Assets

By Amanda Gutterman, of The Huffington Post Posted by The Huffington Post on 10/08/2014 and Updated on 10/09/2014 Gov. Rick Scott (R) may have failed to disclose at least $340 million in personal assets, according to a new lawsuit filed by George Sheldon, the Democratic candidate for Florida attorney general. On his 2014 tax returns, Scott declared his net …

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