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Florida Politics: Bill Posey re-elected in CD 8

Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey may have seen his most organized Democratic opponent yet this fall but it made little difference as he easily won re-election to a sixth term representing Florida’s Space Coast in Congress. Posey crushed Democratic activist and business consultant Sanjay Patel by a spread of 61 percent to 39 percent Tuesday, after Patel’s campaign...


Florida Politics: Bill Posey ramps up re-election campaign money in CD 8 race

Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey had the most significant fundraising drive yet for his re-election campaign during August and September, bringing in $182,000 to fuel his battle with Democratic challenger Sanjay Patel in Florida’s 8th Congressional District. In this latest reporting period, the incumbent Posey easily outraised Patel, who nonetheless once again put up fairly impressive fundraising numbers...


TC Palm: Five-term incumbent Bill Posey’s experience an asset in U.S. House District 8

Members of the TCPalm and FLORIDA TODAY editorial staff talk issues with U.S. Rep. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) and his opponent in the District 8 election Sanjay Patel (D-Satellite Beach). Rob Landers and Hannah Schwab, Florida Today RACE: U.S. House District 8 TERM: 2 years CANDIDATES: Sanjay Patel, D-Satellite Beach Bill Posey, R-Rockledge (incumbent) KEY ISSUES: Indian River Lagoon, leadership and...

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Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy was created during the Carter Administration to ensure energy independence and reduce our reliance on Middle East oil. The fact that we are now even more dependent on Middle East oil supplies demonstrates that the solution is not found in Washington’s agencies and departments....

Senior Citizens

Social Security and Medicare are critical programs for our nation’s seniors. With regard to Social Security I have voted against making any changes to Social Security. I have also cosponsored and voted for legislation that would guarantee that Social Security checks are never held hostage to budget negotiations.  This...