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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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Taxes and Spending

Ronald Reagan said it best when he said that “government doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.” The federal government will take in about $3 trillion in revenue this year but it will spend more than $3.5 trillion. In fact, in just the last 5 years,...

Veterans

I have a strong record of supporting veterans through my efforts in the U.S. Congress as well as in the state legislature. The scandal that has plagued the VA and our veterans is inexcusable and I have voted to hold these VA employees completely accountable for the malfeasance. As a...