New House Republican Michael Waltz Hits the Ground Running

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While he will be coming to Congress as part of the minority, incoming Florida Republican Congressman Michael Waltz looks set to cast a larger shadow than your usual freshman in the House. Only 44, Waltz offered one of the few bright spots for House Republicans on Election Day as he beat back the challenge of Democrat Nancy Soderberg to keep the seat that Ron DeSantis resigned … Read More

Special forces: How Mike Waltz defeated the national left

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Florida elections saw in many respects a blue wave, as witnessed by three of the five state-level races on the ballot triggering recounts. However, that 50/50 tendency didn’t extend to every contested race. Exhibit A in that regard: Florida’s 6th Congressional District, the former fiefdom of Governor-elect (?) Ron DeSantis. Republican Mike Waltz, a Trump-endorsed former Green Beret and counterterrorism adviser to then-Vice President Dick … Read More

Michael Waltz headed to U.S. House

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   The Volusia-Flagler area’s next representative in Congress will be Republican Michael Waltz. By late Tuesday, however, it appeared that he would be part of the minority, as Democrats were projected to win control of the U.S. House. The Army lieutenant colonel and former Green Beret defeated Democrat Nancy Soderberg in each of the four counties the GOP-leaning 6th Congressional … Read More

Editorial: Florida’s Election 2018: Our endorsements for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and the amendments

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Here are the Orlando Sentinel’s endorsements for Florida’s governor’s race, U.S. Senate race, local U.S. House of Representative seats for Districts 6, 7 and 11, and the state constitutional amendments. Election Day in Florida is Nov. 6, but early voting starts as soon as Monday in some Florida counties.   FIND OUR ENDORSEMENTS:   GovernorU.S. SenateU.S. House, Dist. 6U.S. House, … Read More

Combat-Decorated Green Beret Takes On a New Enemy: The Washington Swamp

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By Elise Cooper Many politicians in Washington, D.C. are more concerned with getting elected than with governing this country.  Veterans see this as something that goes against their spirit.  They served in the military to protect and defend, and now they want a chance to serve in Congress to fight for their fellow Americans.  Their mission is to get results and not constantly be … Read More

Nancy Soderberg, Mike Waltz gear up for big-money, high-stakes congressional race

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U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, the third-term Republican representing Florida’s 6th Congressional District, is in the Governor’s race, and the battle to replace him will be hard fought and pricey. The Democrats, who nominated Amb. Nancy Soderberg (a pragmatist who was key to Clinton Administration foreign policy), believe they have a pickup opportunity in the seaside district that runs from the Daytona Beach metro … Read More

Soderberg, Waltz are winners in Volusia-Flagler Congress race

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Two White House veterans with lots of foreign policy experience — both from outside Volusia and Flagler counties — will face off in the Nov. 6 general election to represent the area in Congress. Democrat Nancy Soderberg and Republican Michael Waltz won their parties’ primary elections Tuesday after overcoming attacks on each by other candidates from inside Volusia County who … Read More

Nancy Soderberg, Mike Waltz emerge from crowded CD 6 primaries

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Results are coming in from Florida’s 6th Congressional District, and the general election to succeed Rep. Ron DeSantis will be a battle between Democratic candidate Ambassador Nancy Soderberg and Republican nominee Mike Waltz, a former Green Beret, White House senior staffer, and current military contractor and Fox News commentator. In the Democratic primary, Soderberg downed Ormond Beach radiologist Stephen Sevigny and John Upchurch, with 56 percent of the vote, … Read More

Markets predict Gwen Graham, Ron DeSantis wins on Tuesday

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The worlds of gambling addicts and political junkies converge with futures markets like PredictItor Iowa Electronic Markets, where the game of election prognostication gets serious. Pollsters put plenty of effort into gauging whom voters will elect, but you have to check these markets for folks with real skin in the game. Would Gwen Graham be a smarter bet to win the Democratic nomination than Philip … Read More

Frontrunners emerge in race to replace Ron DeSantis: Nancy Soderberg, Mike Waltz lead in cash, polls

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After an interesting summer in both parties’ primaries in Florida’s 6th Congressional District, some clarity in the cash race has emerged as early voting continues. In the Democratic race, Ambassador Nancy Soderberg has — as of Aug. 8 — amassed what appears to be an insurmountable lead in cash on hand over her Democratic opponents, with $1,096,754 on hand ($1.707,296 … Read More