Democratic presidential candidates raised $3.8 million in Florida. Guess who raised half.

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And some of the 2020 candidates may have raised money from out-of-state donors who happened to be in Florida for big political events like last month’s first presidential debate,

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Joe Biden didn’t win the first presidential debate in Florida but he did crush the 2020 Democratic field in one crucial campaign metric ‘ Florida fundraising.

Biden raked in $2.09 million from donors with Florida addresses during the latest fundraising quarter, according to a Miami Herald analysis of federal campaign records. His haul represents 53 percent of the $3.8 million raised by 20 high-profile Democratic candidates around the state of Florida in April, May and June.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was a distant second with over $748,000 raised in Florida, though he raised over $500,000 more than Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who came in third with just over $210,000 raised.

Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
Author: Miami Herald
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Not to change the topic here:

Meet The Advocate’s 104 Champions of Pride for 2019

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, it is essential to remember how Pride ‘ the international celebration of the LGBTQ community ‘ began as a local protest. In the early hours of June 28, 1969, queer folks, gender-nonconforming people, and trans women in New York rose up against police brutality and antigay laws in a series of demonstrations that would inspire the world to stand up against oppression.

The Advocate’s Champions of Pride is an annual list of activists, artists, politicians, influencers, and everyday people who are carrying on Stonewall’s spirit of rebellion in communities across the country. Editors selected change makers from each U.S. state in order to spotlight those who are advancing equality for LGBTQ and intersectional groups on the ground and inspiring others to do the same.

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2018 Year in Review: Stories that caught our attention

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Consider a plotline for a made-for-TV movie, in which an everyday-seeming, 56-year-old grandmother somehow becomes the subject of a nationwide police manhunt.

As fiction, it challenges our incredulity. As news, it is one of our region’s top stories of the year.

Rochester’s first baby of the New Year, Sokun Monyboramey Khay, is born at 1:01 a.m. Jan. 1 at Olmsted Medical Center. ‘ A 15-cent increase in the state minimum wage takes effect. The new wage is $9.65 per hour, $7.87 for smaller employers. ‘ Appointed U.S. Sen. Tina Smith heads to Washington, D.C., to be sworn in Jan. 3 as the replacement for Al Franken.

Author: Jeff Pieters jpieters postbulletin com
Twitter: @PB_News
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