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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 04:48 AM

Democratic women ride wave of new candidates in Florida

Florida may or may not see a blue wave this fall, but it's already experiencing a new wave.

A torrent of new candidates for seats in the state Legislature, many of them Democratic women, qualified by Friday's deadline to give voters many more choices than in past election cycles. The newcomers include more than 70 women across the state.

Some are disgusted with President Donald Trump and a dysfunctional Congress, and some are motivated by #MeToo or #NeverAgain movements or they want to ride that blue wave even though Republicans insist there won't be one.

"I got tired of screaming at the television set," said Carol Lawrence, 76, a lawyer and Realtor who turned down MSNBC to speak to a reporter and is running as a Democrat against Republican Rep. David Santiago of Deltona. "If more women were in positions of power in this country, we'd have a lot fewer conflicts. We need to come to a place of peace in this world."

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article213645899.html

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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 06:41 PM

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