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Nelson Concedes as Scott Wins Senate-Seat Recount With 10,000-Vote Margin

| November 19, 2018

Scott, a two-term Republican governor, held a 10,033-vote edge — or 0.12 percent — over Nelson, a Democrat who was seeking re-election to his fourth six-year term in the U.S. Senate.

As Nelson Charges Interference, Scott Will Step Down From Canvassing Board

| November 14, 2018

Democrats have alleged that Scott has improperly tried to use his authority as governor to influence the recount, which could decide his political future.

Historic Recount of 3 Races Begins in Flagler Amid Relaxed, Tranquil Atmosphere

| November 11, 2018

No surprises and even less controversy is expected in Flagler County’s portion of a statewide recount, which will take much of Sunday and possibly spill over into Monday.

Muslims Surf the Blue Wave

| November 10, 2018

The election of two Muslim women to Congress is a repudiation of Islamophobic domestic and foreign policies and of hostility to migrants and refugees from a number of countries.

Rhetoric Continues to Heat Up As Recount Is Ordered For Three Races

| November 10, 2018

In Flagler, the recount in Flagler begins at 9 a.m. Sunday in the presence of the three-member canvassing board. The process is open to the public. It is expected to take all day.

Flagler Canvassing Board Prepares for Recount Sunday in Senate, Agriculture and Governor’s Race

| November 8, 2018

The Flagler County Canvassing Board is preparing to count more than 54,000 ballots in three statewide races in the first such statewide recount since 2000, when a recount was aborted.

Hansen, Mullins Win County Commission, Howell and Branquinho Win Palm Coast, McDonald Re-Elected to School Board

| November 7, 2018

The races for Flagler County Commission and Palm Coast council were not close in a mid-term election that saw turnout rise to an astounding 64 percent.

Rick Scott Wins ‘Nasty’ U.S. Senate Race, Ending Bill Nelson’s 46 Years in Government

| November 7, 2018

Scott’s win even more firmly cemented control of Florida and the U.S. Senate for Republicans. Nelson for the past eight years has been the only Democrat elected statewide.

Flurry of Polls Show Gillum and Nelson Decisively Edging Past DeSantis and Scott

| November 5, 2018

Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson have built solid leads among independents, women and minorities, with Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott leading only among white men.

In Miami on Final Stretch, Obama Chides GOP For ‘Repeated Attempts to Divide You’

| November 3, 2018

The former president’s trip to the Sunshine State was sandwiched between two appearances in Florida by President Donald Trump, who held a rally Wednesday in Lee County.

Women and Independents Keep Bill Nelson Ahead of Rick Scott By 6 Points in Latest Poll

| October 22, 2018

Sen. Bill Nelson, drawing much higher favorability ratings and strong support from independents–key to all statewide races in Florida–is maintaining a comfortable 52-46 percent advantage over Gov. Rick Scott in the race for U.S. Senate.

Nelson Calls Scott a Liar, Scott Calls Nelson a Do-Nothing, Both Lob Kavanaugh at Each Other

| October 2, 2018

Scott’s and Nelson’s tangle over Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, was one of many points of contentions in the senate-race debate Tuesday.

Environmentalists Call Scott’s Call for Red-Tide Research a Campaign Stunt

| September 21, 2018

The state has documented 115 manatee and 318 sea turtle deaths this year in regions suspected to be related to red tide, which stretches 145 miles.

Ron DeSantis Quits Congress to Focus on Governor’s Race Against Andrew Gillum

| September 11, 2018

DeSantis had missed 4.2 percent of the roll call votes since January 2013, but the percentage has spiked to 53.8 percent since July.

Greg Hansen, Trevor Tucker, Joe Mullins Win, Janet McDonald , Fischer, Tipton and Branquinho in Runoffs

| August 28, 2018

County Commissioner Greg Hansen and School Board member Trevor Tucker are headed to comfortable victories, and newcomer Joe Mullins is well ahead of Commissioner Nate McLaughlin.

In Straw Poll at Chamber’s Candidate Hobnob, a Mix of Incumbent and Insurgent Successes

| July 23, 2018

Incumbents have clear leads in County Commission races, newcomers John Tipton and Jack Howell posted strong showings in Palm Coast races, and school board races have mixed messages.

Days After Criticism From Sen. Nelson, Governor Declares Emergency Over Algae Outbreak

| July 9, 2018

On Friday and over the weekend Democrats and Bill Nelson accused Scott of “going through the motions” in dealing with the algae blooms.

Andy Dance Re-Elected To Flagler School Board Without Opposition; Others Must Slog It Out

| June 22, 2018

Andy Dance was re-elected to a fourth term. A school board and a Palm Coast council race will be decided in August, others won’t be decided until November.

John Ward’s Insult To Puerto Ricans

| May 30, 2018

John Ward is a GOP candidate for the congressional that includes Flagler. He doesn’t think Puerto Rican storm refugees–American citizens, all–should register to vote in Florida. He’s wrong.

Don’t Ask Democrats To Fall On a Sword In Race Aiming To Flip Flagler Seat Blue

| April 27, 2018

Despite Nancy Soderberg’s advantage, fellow-Democrats John Upchurch and Stephen Sevigny say they’ll let voters, not the Democratic Party, decide who should be the nominee in the congressional race.

At Flagler Beach Rally, Democrats Charge Blue Wave With Eyes on Flipping Congressional Seat

| April 24, 2018

Congressional Democratic candidates Nancy Soderberg, Stephen Sevigny and John Upchurch all showed at Sunday’s Rally By the Sea by Flagler County Democrats.

Trump Expected to Loom Over Nelson-Scott Senate Battle as Governor Announces Run

| April 9, 2018

The Senate contest between Bill nelson and Rick Scott is termed a “proxy battle” about Donald Trump and a referendum by Floridians on Trump’s presidency.

Florida GOP Says It Can Fend Off Blue Wake and Keep “Trump Agenda Alive”

| April 7, 2018

But Florida Republicans, gathering for a convention in Tampa, say they’ll need to increase turnout to retain congressional and legislative majorities and to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

Gov. Scott Fuels Speculation About Senate Run By Tapping Brad Piepenbrink Again

| March 26, 2018

The chief of staff announcement was made within minutes of social-media postings from the governor saying he will make a “big announcement” in two weeks.

Palm Coast’s Bob Coffman Drops Out of Democratic Race for Congress, Citing Money

| March 12, 2018

That leaves Nancy Soderberg, Stephen Sevigny and John Upchurch in the race on the Democratic side, with Soderberg so far the clear front-runner among Democrats, and John Ward among Republicans.

Gun Control Could Become a Key Issue in Florida’s Elections

| February 19, 2018

Major political donors on both sides plan to use support for “common-sense” legislation as a litmus test for candidates during the 2018 midterm elections.

Nancy Soderberg, Frontrunner: Democrat So Far Has No Competition in Congressional District

| January 31, 2018

Democratic congressional candidate Nancy Soderberg raised $544,000 before Jan. 1, by far more than any Democrat has managed to raise for a race in a district that includes all of Flagler County.

Putting His Palm Coast House Up For Sale, DeSantis Makes Run For Governor Official

| January 5, 2018

DeSantis’s neighbors at Lakeside By the Sea on A1A said they figured he was about to announce for governor when they saw a moving truck two weeks ago. His decision creates an opening for Democrats.

Trump Pushing DeSantis For Governor, But Opponent Calls It “Kiss Of Death” After Moore Flop

| December 23, 2017

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Palm Coast Republican who continues to mull a bid for governor, drew Twitter praise Friday from President Donald Trump, who flew to Palm Beach for the Christmas holiday.

Alabama Saves The Day. But Not Much Else.

| December 13, 2017

If what it takes for Democrats to win is a Republican pedophiliac predator and compulsive lawbreaker, their victory in Alabama Tuesday helps the GOP more than it does Democrats.

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