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Campaign 2016: A voter's guide to the good, bad & ugly

August 22, 2016
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Scott Maxwell

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Brady Campaign Endorses Randolph in Race for Grayson’s Seat

August 22, 2016
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Eli Yokley

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Susannah Randolph, Stephanie Murphy endorsed by conservation group

August 15, 2016
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Steven Lemongello

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Another progressive group endorses Randolph for Congress

August 8, 2016
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Steven Lemongello

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Susannah Randolph launches new ad in CD 9 race

July 25, 2016
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Bill Rufty

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SEIU Endorses Susannah Randolph in CD 9

July 13, 2016
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Frank Torres

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Social Security group endorses Susannah Randolph in CD 9

July 7, 2016
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Scott Powers

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UNITE HERE Endorses Susannah Randolph for Congress

June 24, 2016
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Frank Torres

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BIG GET – “Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Recommend Susannah Randolph for Congress,"

May 9, 2016
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Marc Caputo

"The National Education Association (NEA) endorsed Susannah Randolph in the race for Florida’s 9th Congressional District ... NEA joins a long list of labor unions and progressive groups backing Randolph’s campaign. NEA is the largest teachers’ union in the nation and represents more than three million education professionals.”

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SUSANNAH RANDOLPH PICKS UP TEAMSTERS SUPPORT IN CD 9

May 05, 2016
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Scott Powers

"Orlando Democrat Susannah Randolph has picked up another labor endorsement in her primary race for Congressional District 9, this time the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

“As a community organizer, Susannah has been a leading advocate for providing our working families with fair wages and better working conditions,” Local 385 Teamsters President Mike Stapleton stated in a news release issued by Randolph’s campaign. “Susannah will be a key ally in Congress where she will continue to lead the effort to protect workers’ rights and expand the middle class. We are proud to support her.”

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PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY ENDORSES SUSANNAH RANDOLPH IN CD 9

April 26, 2016
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Scott Powers

"One of the most established progressive politics groups in the country, People For the American Way, has endorsed Susannah Randolph in her Democratic primary bid for Orlando-based Congressional District 9."

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SUSANNAH RANDOLPH ENDORSED BY THE FEMINIST MAJORITY

April 25, 2016
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Scott Powers

"The Feminist Majority is one of the foremost women’s rights organizations in the nation, and cited Randolph’s advocacy for reproductive rights and healthcare, including a woman’s right to access to safe and legal abortion.

“We’re proud to stand with Susannah Randolph, a true fighter for women’s rights. Through her service on the board of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, she’s proven time and time again that she will be a strong champion for women’s reproductive health and for women’s access to abortion and birth control. What’s more, she will work to gain economic equality for women and working families,” Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority, stated in a news release issued by Randolph’s campaign."

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Randolph reports most cash on hand for congressional race

April 18, 2016

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LINDA CHAPIN ENDORSES SUSANNAH RANDOLPH IN CD 9 RACE

April 11, 2016
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Scott Powers

"Democrat Susannah Randolph may have picked up her biggest local endorsement yet Monday with the news that former Orange County Chairwoman Linda Chapin is backing her for the Orlando-based Congressional District 9.
“For years Susannah has been a tireless defender and passionate advocate of women’s rights in Central Florida,” Chapin stated in a news release issued by Randolph’s campaign. “In the continued fight to close the gender wage gap and shatter the glass ceiling, there is no one better to lead the charge in Washington than Susannah.”

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PROGRESSIVE CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA LEE ENDORSES SUSANNAH RANDOLPH FOR CD 9

March 30, 2016
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Peter Schorsch

"Lee, who has represented the 13th District of California for over two decades, is known for a commitment to social and economic justice, protecting Women’s rights and international peace. Lee cast the lone vote against the authorization of military force in Iraq, what she warned would be an ill-defined and endless war. “A true Progressive, Susannah has been a strong voice for those who are underrepresented even when others remained silent,” said Lee. “I am proud to endorse her and I look forward to serving with her in Congress.”

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SUSANNAH RANDOLPH GETS ENDORSEMENT FROM JIM BACCHUS IN CD 9 RACE

March 24, 2016
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Scott Powers

"Former U.S. Rep. Jim Bacchus, who served two terms in a Central Florida district in the mid-1990s, has endorsed Susannah Randolph in the Democratic primary race for Orlando-based Congressional District 9.
“The very best members of Congress are helping hands to those they serve. Susannah Randolph has long been a helping hand to many in Central Florida – especially to those most in need of help,” Bacchus stated in a news release issued by Randolph’s campaign. “We can do much to strengthen her helping hand to us all by giving her the chance to serve us all in the Congress.”

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PROGRESSIVES BACK RANDOLPH

March 22, 2016
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Marc Caputo

"Susannah Randolph’s congressional campaign has picked up the endorsement of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus among the House Democrats. “Susannah is a true Progressive Democrat with a lifelong commitment to grassroots organizing and helping Democrats win,” said Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat and the caucus’ co-chairman. She is running for the 9th Congressional District, a Democratic-leaning seat in Central Florida. Democrats already in the race include Jason Borders, Valleri Crabtree, Dena Minning, Rep. Ricardo Ragnel, and Sen. Darren Soto."

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SUSANNAH RANDOLPH RECEIVES PLUMBERS UNION ENDORSEMENT IN CD 9 RACE

March 17, 2016
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Scott Powers

Susannah Randolph has received the endorsement of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry union in her pursuit of the Democratic nomination to run for Congress in District 10.

The Union’s Local 803 has more than 700 working and retired members in Central Florida, with the majority living in CD 9, according to a press release issued by Randolph’s campaign.

“Our nearly one thousand members in Central Florida deserve a representative who will fight for fair paying jobs and stand up for working families, UA Local 803 Business Manager Brad Grabill said. “Susannah has a record of standing strong for our workers and we know she will continue to do so in Congress.”

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SUSANNAH RANDOLPH GETS ANOTHER PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT ENDORSEMENT, RAUL GRIJALVA

February 8, 2016
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Scott Powers

“Susannah Randolph has picked up another endorsement from the Democrats Progressive wing for her race for the Congressional District 9 nomination, this time from U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona.”

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Politico Playbook - RANDOLPH SCORES GRIJALVA

February 8, 2016
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Marc Caputo

“Congressman Raul Grijalva Endorses Randolph for FL-09,” via press release: “Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congressman Raul Grijalva endorsed Susannah Randolph in the race for Florida’s 9th Congressional district joining the lengthy list of Progressive leaders who are supporting her campaign.”

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Politico Playbook - DEGETTE GOES FOR RANDOLPH

February 3, 2016
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Marc Caputo

"Co-chair of Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Endorses Randolph in race for FL-09," via press release : "Congresswoman Diana DeGette endorsed Susannah Randolph in the race for Florida's 9th Congressional district, adding to the rapidly growing list of Progressive leaders who have lined up to support her campaign."

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Susannah Randolph raises $125K for 4th Qtr in CD 9

February 1, 2016
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Frank Torres

"Former Congressional District Director, Susannah Randolph has announced that she raised $125,000 in the 4th quarter of 2015, in her bid to be the next member of Congress from the 9th district. Her totals also have her in first place of the nationally watched Democratic primary with $225,000 of cash on hand."

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Politico Playbook - BIG ENDORSEMENT – "National Organization for Women Endorses Randolph"

January 25, 2016
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Marc Caputo

“The National Organization for Women PAC has endorsed Susannah Randolph’s campaign for Florida’s 9th Congressional District, citing her lengthy record of fighting for reproductive rights, wage equality, paid time off and affordable, quality child care.”

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SUSANNAH RANDOLPH WANTS NATIONAL ANTI-GERRYMANDERING EFFORT

January 14, 2016
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Scott Powers

Democratic congressional candidate Susannah Randolph said Thursday she’s launching a petition effort to end the practice nationally.

Randolph, running in the Orlando-based Congressional District 9, said she has begun a petition gathering effort calling for an end to gerrymandering.

“Countless voting rights activists and average citizens had to battle Florida politicians for years to get Fair Districts in Florida, but with the court’s help, we finally did it,” Randolph stated in her campaign’s news release. “I”m ecstatic to see President Obama give this issue the national spotlight it needs.”

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POLITICO Florida Playbook - Progressive LGBT Champ Rep. Pocan Endorses Randolph

January 6, 2016
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Marc Caputo

Progressive LGBT Champ Rep. Pocan Endorses Randolph,” via press release: “Congressman Mark Pocan endorsed Susannah Randolph today in the race for Florida’s 9th Congressional district, adding yet another nationally-known Progressive and LGBT champion to the growing list of Democrats who back her campaign. Pocan cited Susannah’s strong Progressive record and early commitment to LGBT causes.

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POLITICO Florida Playbook - Frankel for Randolph

December 16, 2015
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Marc Caputo

FRANKEL FOR RANDOLPH -- Congresswoman Lois Frankel of West Palm Beach endorsed Susannah Randolph in the race for Florida’s 9th district today -- the first member of the Florida Congressional delegation to make an endorsement in the race for Congressional District 9.

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POLITICO Florida Playbook - Randolph scores Rep. Ellison endorsement

December 09, 2015
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Marc Caputo

CONGRESS’ FIRST MUSLIM BACKS RANDOLPH – CD-9 candidate Susannah Randolph today announces in POLITICO Florida that she is being endorsed by of one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars: U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a cable-news regular who’s the first Muslim elected to Congress and who’s also the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota. Ellison, a chief deputy whip in the House, is the Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair.
“Susannah is a true Progressive Democrat with a lifelong commitment to grassroots organizing and helping Democrats win. I am proud to support her campaign and I look forward to working with her in Congress to build the bench of Progressive, Democratic candidates,” Ellison said in a written statement.
Ellison’s endorsement is a two-fer with Randolph: It underscores her progressive bonafides in the race to replace her former boss, Rep. Alan Grayson, and it will likely infuriate far-right Christian conservatives whom Randolph enjoys combating.

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EMAIL INSIGHTS: SUSANNAH RANDOLPH, HER DAUGHTER AND FINALLY BREAKING ULTIMATE GLASS CEILING

November 30, 2015
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Phil Ammann

Congressional candidate Susannah Randolph knows the challenges facing a woman with political ambition. Randolph writes about her first encounter with the glass ceiling in a new fundraising email to supporters.

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Disney union group endorses Randolph, Demings for Congress

November 17, 2015
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Scott Powers

"I'm proud to have earned the support of The Service Trades Council," Randolph said in an emailed statement. "Its 38,000 members drive the tourism engine at Walt Disney World, and I'm honored to stand alongside those who are at the heart of making this industry successful every day."

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Randolph posts $170K quarter

October 12, 2015
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Scott Powers

Susannah Randolph became the first candidate in Florida's 9th Congressional District to announce her third-quarter campaign finances late Sunday with a $170,000 haul that would make her a clearly viable candidate in that five-person Democratic field.

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Progressive Groups Mobilize to Gain Seats in Congress

September 28, 2015
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Sam Frizell

"These are Democratic-leaning districts where voters want strong representation from the economic-populist Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics—not corporate Democrats,” PCCC co-founders Stephanie Taylor and Adam Green said in a joint statement.

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Liberal groups back ‘Warren wing’ of candidates

September 28, 2015
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Mark Hensch

Two progressive PACs announced on Monday that they are endorsing a trio of Congressional candidates who they say echo Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee said they were backing Jamie Raskin, Joseline Pena-MeInyk and Susannah Randolph during their respective House races next year.

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Two Progressive Groups Endorse Susannah Randolph in CD 9

September 28, 2015
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Frank Torres

Randolph was grateful for the support, responding: “I am proud to be endorsed by two of the groups who helped elect Elizabeth Warren, a woman who brings original thinking, political courage, and relentless persistence to her ongoing fight for America’s middle class.”

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'Warren wing' groups tab Randolph

September 28, 2015
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Scott Powers

Democratic Congressional candidate Susannah Randolph was one of three nationally to win endorsements Monday from two progressive politics groups that call themselves the "Elizabeth Warren wing" of the Democratic Party.

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CD 9 HOPEFUL SUSANNAH RANDOLPH ROLLS OUT CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN

September 23, 2015
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Frank Torres

"Congressional candidate Susannah Randolph rolled out a climate change action plan Wednesday afternoon, one she vows to enact if elected in Florida’s 9th Congressional District
Randolph’s announcement, which coincides with Pope Francis‘ visit to the United States and his acknowledgement of climate change, criticizes Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump and blasts Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his inaction on the issue.
“It is time to confront that reality and take responsibility to combat the consequences.” Randolph said. “I got into politics fighting for the environment, and in Congress, I will fight to pass legislation that will protect our environment and sustain our economy."

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Alan Grayson's District Director bids to succeed him in Congress

July 12, 2015
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Marc Caputo - Politico

Showing she’ll have the financial backers to be a potential early frontrunner, Randolph made her announcement Sunday by releasing a list of major Orlando-area backers who will headline an Aug. 12 fundraiser: financier Richard Swann (father-in-law of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe); former Rep. Patricia Schroeder (the first woman ever elected to Congress in Colorado); John Morgan (a mega-Democratic donor) and Ed Haddock (an Obama for America national finance committee member), among others.

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Susannah Randolph seeking Grayson's Congress post

July 13, 2015
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Scott Powers - Orlando Sentinel

Susannah Randolph, half of the Central Florida Democratic power family and a top aide to U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, has confirmed she will run for Congress seeking to replace Grayson, who is running for the U.S. Senate instead of re-election.

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Randolphs are Orlando's liberal power couple

December 30, 2011
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Orlando Sentinel

Each one, individually, is as much a force in Florida politics as a Democrat can be in a state dominated by entrenched Republican power. Together, they're plotting how to wrest control away from the GOP.

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