Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – 12.6.17 – Florida Politics (blog)
Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics.
By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica.
Breaking overnight — “Margaret Good defeats Ruta Jouniari for Democratic nomination in House District 72” via Mitch Perry of Florida Politics — Siesta Key attorney Margaret Good has defeated businesswoman/activist Ruta Jouniari in the Democratic primary race in northern Sarasota’s House District 72 seat. With 97 percent of the votes in, Good led Jouniari by a massive 44 points, 72 -28 percent. Good had 6,144 votes to Jouniari’s 2,342. Good now advances to the special general election for the seat scheduled for Feb. 13. The battle was depicted as a fight for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. Good is a mainstream Democrat who party officials think has the potential to flip the seat from red to blue next year.
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— NOTES FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL —
“HD 39 candidate Josie Tomkow raises $50K in first three weeks on campaign trail” via Florida Politics — Though Tomkow has not yet filed her November campaign finance report, her campaign announced the first-time politician brought in more than $50,000 last month. “We have a remarkable team. The outpouring of support from my friends and family humbles me. No one will work harder than I will to earn the trust and support of the people who live and work in District 39,” Tomkow said