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Our Voter Guides are out. Here’s how we decided to endorse Charlie Crist

October 12, 2022

On Tuesday VoteWater published our 2022 General Election Voter Guides, a definitive look at clean-water candidates (and not-so-clean-water candidates) in 15 key Florida counties. If you live in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe,…

VoteWater endorses Charlie Crist for Governor

October 7, 2022

The nonpartisan clean-water group VoteWater has endorsed Democrat Charlie Crist for Florida Governor. Gil Smart, VoteWater Executive Director, said Crist’s support for acquiring more land south of Lake Okeechobee, his call to adopt all the recommendations of the state’s Blue-Green…

VoteWater endorses Brian Mast, Lindsay Cross ahead of Nov. 8 election

October 4, 2022

Republican Congressman Brian Mast and Lindsay Cross, Democratic candidate for Florida House District 60, were endorsed this week by the environmental advocacy group VoteWater. “Brian Mast has been an absolute warrior when it comes to clean-water issues on the Treasure…

Big Sugar spending big ahead of Nov. 8 election

September 23, 2022

Don’t look now, but the fall election is just around the corner. And Florida’s powerful sugar industry is doing everything it can to guarantee that on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, the winner will be: Big Sugar. Since Jan. 1,…

Primary wrap-up: These VoteWater-endorsed candidates won

August 24, 2022

If we were talking baseball, our batting average in the Aug. 23 primary would be fairly impressive: Nine of the 19 candidates VoteWater ultimately endorsed won their race Tuesday night — just under .500. We’re pleased — but not satisfied…

Check out our voter guides — then vote for candidate who’ll fight for our water

August 22, 2022

Tomorrow is Florida’s primary election — and VoteWater’s got you covered. Check our Florida Primary Voter Guide for the best clean-water candidates at the federal, state and county commission level in 15 Florida counties — Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough,…

Un-endorsement: Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick said she wouldn’t take sugar money – then did

August 19, 2022

Our survey question to Congressional candidates this cycle was pretty simple: Special interests like Florida’s powerful sugar industry spend lavishly to influence elections, with “Big Sugar,” the phosphate mining industry and big utilities, among others, spending hundreds of millions of…

In U.S. District 27 race, Russell never misses a chance to slam Big Sugar

August 17, 2022

At VoteWater, one of our core issues has always been the corrupting influence of money in politics. Political campaigns require funding, and everyone is entitled to give as they see fit. Yet the reality is, the biggest corporate entities give…

Crist for governor, because Fried is too close to Big Sugar

August 16, 2022

VoteWater has endorsed Charlie Crist in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, over Nikki Fried. There are several big reasons for this: First, as we first reported last week, Fried’s campaign has taken a boatload – as in, more than half a…

Guest post: Key West Mayor Johnston backed cruise ship reform – and now has a target on her back

August 15, 2022

The following is a guest post from a concerned Key West citizen regarding the Mayoral race between incumbent Teri Johnston and challenger Margaret Romero. Key West Mayor Teri Johnston has been on the front lines of local efforts to protect…

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