Don’t Miss the CFDC Holiday Party!

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RSVP 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 to Marian Williams at 407-340-2186 by Saturday, Nov. 15.

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Pizza Party and Monthly Meeting

Cheese Pizza

Join SemsDems 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Old Longwood Elementary School, 840 Orange Ave., Longwood, for our monthly general meeting and after-election pizza party! We’ll talk strategy and review lessons learned from last week’s Midterm Election.   * If you would like to make donations to SemDems, please bring checks, as the automated system that processes online donations …

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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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Rev. Sharpton Urges Higher Turnout Among Black Voters

By Mark Schlueb Posted by the Orlando Sentinel on 10/7/2014 The Rev. Al Sharpton pushed community leaders Tuesday to get black voters to the polls in Central Florida. Speaking at a leadership forum in Eatonville, the firebrand civil rights activist reminded the roughly 120 people in attendance of the Jim Crow-era sacrifices by those who …

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Rick Scott Committed Massive Medicare Fraud

John Schilling blew the whistle on Rick Scott's fraud

Posted By CharlieCrist.com Oct. 7, 2014 John Schilling was an accountant at Columbia/HCA when Rick Scott was CEO. Schilling uncovered two sets of books: one that showed the company ripping off taxpayers, and one that didn’t. He watched as the company that Rick Scott led turned in fraudulent books to the federal government. You can …

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