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You’re the voting type, right? Here’s a roundup of coverage to help you decide come election day.

Judicial Races

South Florida voters will vote Tuesday on about 20 judicial races. In case the leading candidate doesn’t win a majority, the top two finishers head to a runoff on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Dade County Bar Association Reviews Judges: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly From the Poll

3 Battling for Palm Beach Circuit Court Judgeship

5 Questions for Broward Circuit Judge Candidate Kristin Padowitz

Alan B. Schneider Challenging Incumbent Judge Ernest Albert Kollra for Broward Circuit Judge

5 Candidates Run in Crowded Race for Palm Beach County Court Bench

4 Candidates Running to Replace Judge Ilona Holmes on Broward Circuit Bench

Richard Brian Kaplan Challenging Incumbent Judge Michael Usan for Broward Circuit Court

3 Vying for Broward County Circuit Court, Group 19

Who Are the Best Judges in Miami-Dade, According to the Cuban-American Bar?

5 Questions for H. James Curry, Who’s Running for Broward Judge

Q&A With Miami-Dade Judicial Candidate Christopher Pracitto

Rosy Aponte and Kristy Nunez Vying to Become Next Miami-Dade Judge

Incumbent Judge Robert Diaz Vying for Re-election to Broward Bench

Q&A With Litigator Michael Barket, Who’s Running to Become a Miami-Dade Judge

In Race for Broward Bench, Attorney Rhoda Ann Sokoloff Faces Incumbent Judge Michael Davis

Who Will Be the Next Broward Judge? Corey Cawthon, Tanner Demmery and Leonore Greller Face Off

2018 Judicial Election: Yery Marrero and Joe Perkins Grapple for Miami-Dade Circuit Bench

Stephen Leslie Lustig Challenges Judge Robert W. Lee For Broward County Court Bench

Miami-Dade Judicial Election: Olanike ‘Nike’ Adebayo Versus Eleane Sosa-Bruzon

Maxine Cheesman, Marybel Coleman and Joseph Maryuma Vie for Palm Beach Circuit Judgeship

Richard Llerena, Sara Alijewicz and Jeremy Zubkoff Compete For Palm Beach County Court Judgeship

Judge David Miller and Challenger Elisabeth Espinosa Vie for Miami-Dade Bench

Milena Abreu and Miguel ‘Mike’ Mirabal Face Off in Race for Miami-Dade County Judge

Miami Judicial Candidate’s Past Raises Questions About Her Fitness for Bench “I don’t think a judge who sits in an ivory tower is always the right person to identify with somebody who can’t pay their rent,” judicial candidate Elena Ortega-Tauler said.

Cole Scott Loses Appeal to Remove Judge in 27 Cases Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal Wednesday rejected a bid by Cole Scott & Kissane, Florida’s largest insurance defense firm, to remove a state court judge from dozens of cases.

Broward County Administrative Judge Robert Lee Among Judges Facing Election Rivals Broward County Court Administrative Judge Robert W. Lee has drawn competition from traffic ticket attorney Stephen Lustig for the Aug. 28 primary.

At Least 3 South Florida Circuit Judges Get Challengers for Upcoming Election Most incumbents ran unopposed.

Lawyers Debate Cole Scott’s Move to Throw Judge David Miller Off Cases “I have no way to control where Ms. Espinosa runs for judge,” Cole Scott & Kissane managing partner Richard Cole said. “That’s her decision.”

Florida Races

Primary voters are deciding partisan contests for governor, attorney general and agriculture commissioner as U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson faces a re-election challenge in November from Gov. Rick Scott.

GOP Race for Florida Attorney General Gets Personal

Florida Attorney General Showdown: 5 Candidates Battle for the Top Law Job

Parrotheads and Lawsuits: Buffett Endorses Graham for Governor

Greene, Levine Hammer Each Other in Democratic Fight

Trump Support Propels DeSantis in GOP Primary for Governor

Candidates Nelson, Scott Continue Sparring Over Election Security

In Sunshine State, the Political Season Is Turning Nasty

Republican Party Super PAC Raises Issue of Nelson’s Age

Detzner Questions Senator’s Claim of Election Hacking by Russians

Senator: Russia Has Breached Florida State Election Systems

Public Matching Funds Add Up in State Races, May Top 2014 Election The initial amounts indicate candidates may quickly top the state’s contributions to candidates in the 2014 election.

No Shortage of Ads Ahead of Florida 2018 Midterm Election With the governor’s office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; and several congressional seats up for grabs, Florida’s 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years.

5 Questions for GOP Attorney General Candidate Frank White State Rep. Frank White, a Republican from Pensacola, is currently the chief financial officer and general counsel for the Sansing Dealer Group, which has stores in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

5 Questions for Florida Attorney General Candidate Ashley Moody Ashley Moody, who earned undergraduate, master’s and law degrees from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in international law from Stetson University, is going up against Rep. Frank White of Pensacola in the Aug. 28 Republican primary.

Money Starts to Flow in Republican Attorney General Race On the Democratic side of the race to replace term-limited Attorney General Pam Bondi, Rep. Sean Shaw of Tampa maintains a big lead in the fundraising contest over Ryan Torrens, a lawyer from Hillsborough County.

Family Separation Case Splits Attorney General Candidates The separation of children from their parents at the country’s Southern border has led to an intense debate in recent weeks about immigration policy.

NRA’s ‘Jane Doe’ Divides Florida Attorney General Candidates And all five announced attorney general candidates, from both parties, object in some fashion to a wide-ranging law approved by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people.

Legalization of Marijuana Could Be Key Issue for Democrats Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Winter Park entrepreneur Chris King and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine back an across-the-board legalization of pot in Florida, where voters two years ago overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.

Former Judge Moody Tops Money Chase in Attorney General Race “Judge Ashley Moody continues to outraise and outperform her Republican primary opponents with each and every campaign finance reporting period,” Moody campaign manager Nick Catroppo said in a statement Friday.

Democratic, GOP Attorney General Candidates Split on Felons’ Rights Republicans running to replace term-limited Attorney General Pam Bondi would continue with the state’s legal approach to defending a controversial process for restoring felons’ voting rights. But Democrats seeking the state Cabinet post support a proposed constitutional amendment that would automatically restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences.


Courts are deciding whether proposed amendments to the state Constitution will make it to the November ballot.

Ex-Elected Officials Fight Constitution Commission’s Ballot Proposals

Circuit Judge Blocks Constitutional Revision Commission Education Ballot Proposal

Supreme Court Asked to Block Constitutional Amendments

Circuit Judge Upholds CRC Ballot Measure on County Offices

Circuit Judge Decries ‘Outright Trickeration’ on Florida Ballot A Florida judge ordered the proposed amendment removed, saying that the measure was crafted to mislead voters.

Know What You’re Voting On: It’s Important and It Takes Vigilance In a democracy, there is nothing more important than the right to vote. It is from there that enforcement of many of our other constitutional rights springs. But protecting the integrity of the voting process takes vigilance.

Voting Rights Group’s Lawsuit Challenges Education Amendment The amendment was advanced by the Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years and has the ability to place constitutional changes directly on the general-election ballot.

Clash Emerges on Education Amendment — 2 Decades Later The root of the clash is an amendment that the Constitution Revision Commission placed on the 1998 ballot that spelled out a duty for the state to provide a high-quality system of public schools.

Voters Beware! Ready or Not, the FCRC Is Coming for Your Vote The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (FCRC) has been assembled, and the commissioners have been busy during this past year. They have decided to put eight proposals to amend Florida’s constitution on the November ballot. Each proposal will require least 60 percent of the vote to pass.


Legal Arguments Unleashed in Lawsuit Over David Beckham Stadium Referendum Attorneys for David Beckham and his business partners attack Douglas Muir’s lawsuit as unclear and ironic. He has responded by saying a decision by Miami leaders to hold a referendum on Beckham’s plan violates the Florida Constitution and the city charter.