Mike Waltz wins Flagler County CD 6 hob nob straw poll

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It remains to be seen if the results of one straw poll in Florida’s 6th Congressional District are predictive of the August ballot, but the campaign that won is trumpeting those results nonetheless. Republican Mike Waltz, with 30 percent of the total vote (65 votes in all), won the poll, finishing ahead of his GOP opponents, former state Rep. Fred Costello and businessman John … Read More

About 200 people took part in the straw poll at the Flagler Votes Candidate and Voter Hob Nob July 23.

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Incumbent county commissioners Nate McLaughlin and Greg Hansen and School Board member Trevor Tucker beat their challengers in a straw poll held at the Flagler Votes Candidate and Voter Hob Nob at the Palm Coast Community Center July 23. In the Palm Coast City Council races, Jack Howell, the retired Marine colonel and Teens-In-Flight program founder, came out ahead of former Palm Coast mayor and city councilman Jon … Read More

Big money in CD 6: Mike Waltz joins Nancy Soderberg over $1M raised

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The race to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida’s 6th Congressional District is going to be an expensive one, with multiple candidates touting eyepopping receipts. Mike Waltz, one of three Republican hopefuls, announced Friday that he has raised more than $1 million through Q2 2018. Waltz has raised $1,011,987 this year. “Notable quarter 2 donors include the DeVos family, owners of … Read More

Congressional GOP hopefuls Fred Costello, Michael Waltz tangle over mandatory service

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DAYTONA BEACH — Neither Michael Waltz nor Fred Costello departed from supporting President Trump’s agenda, but both men found a few ways to distinguish themselves for voters in a debate Thursday. Costello, an Ormond Beach dentist, emphasized his decades of involvement in local and state government and service clubs and pointing out that neither of his opponents live in Florida … Read More