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Eunic Ortiz adds Janet Cruz, Ben Diamond to list of endorsers

Democrats are hoping to flip the open seat. A slate of Tampa Bay elected leaders have announced their support for Democratic candidate Eunic Ortiz as she runs for the Senate District 18 seat. The new endorsers include Tampa state Sen. Janet Cruz as well as state Reps. Ben Diamond and...
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Representative Ben Diamond on Governor’s Veto of USF Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences Research & Teaching Facility Funding

Following Governor Ron DeSantis’ veto of the $75 million appropriation for USF St. Petersburg campus’s new Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences Research & Teaching Facility, State Representative Ben Diamond (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement:. “I am outraged that Governor DeSantis has vetoed funding for the University of South...
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Ben Diamond to host “thank you” for suspended congressional campaign

Ben Diamond is scheduled to host a “thank you” event for supporters of his now-suspended congressional campaign in St. Petersburg May 31. The Democratic State Representative announced he would no longer actively seek to represent Florida’s 13th Congressional District last week after new Congressional maps drew him out of CD 13.
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Pat Gerard announces nearly two dozen endorsements, including Darryl Rouson, Ben Diamond

Gerard so far faces two Republican challengers who are hoping to unseat the incumbent. Pinellas County Commissioner Pat Gerard has announced 22 endorsements from current and former Pinellas County elected officials for her re-election campaign. The list of endorsers includes two influential Democratic Pinellas County figures: state Sen. Darryl Rouson...
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Ben Diamond, Michele Rayner out of CD 13 race

State Reps. Ben Diamond and Michele Rayner have each dropped their respective campaigns for Florida’s 13th Congressional District, leaving former Obama administration official Eric Lynn as the only candidate left in the Democratic Primary. The two announced their exit from the race within a week of each other, with...
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Ben Diamond backs Lindsay Cross as successor in House

'I could not be more excited to endorse Lindsay Cross for the Florida State House and for her to represent me in Tallahassee.'. State Rep. Ben Diamond Thursday announced his support for Lindsay Cross in the race to fill the House seat Diamond is vacating. Diamond has served in House...
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Ben Diamond suspends bid for Pinellas congressional seat, citing DeSantis map

State Rep. Ben Diamond is suspending his campaign for the 13th Congressional District in Pinellas County. The Democratic St. Petersburg politician cited the new congressional map drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis and passed by the Republican-held Legislature as the reason for his decision. That map makes a Democratic win in the traditionally competitive 13th District more difficult, altering the district from one that voted for President Joe Biden by a margin of 4 percentage points to a place that would have gone to Donald Trump by about 6 points in 2020.
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Ben Diamond bows out of CD 13 fight

But he plans to run again once Gov. Ron DeSantis' congressional map is fully rejected. State Rep. Ben Diamond suspended his campaign for Congress on Thursday. The move comes after a congressional map crafted by Gov. Ron DeSantis drew the St. Petersburg Democrat out of Florida’s 13th Congressional District.
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Ben Diamond backs Lindsay Cross as successor in House

State Rep. Ben Diamond Thursday backed for Lindsay Cross in her race to join the Florida Legislature. Cross is running in the new House District 60, which encompasses much of Diamond’s HD 68. He said she is a “committed advocate for our environment and on the leading edge of...
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Ben Diamond makes big decision on congressional run

He still has another big decision to make, however. State Rep. Ben Diamond has made a decision on at least one district where he won’t run. The St. Petersburg Democrat has no interest in challenging U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor in Florida’s 14th Congressional District. “It is premature to...
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Official Statement from Representative Ben Diamond on the Passage of Governor DeSantis’ Congressional Map

Following the Legislature’s passage of Governor DeSantis’ congressional map, Representative Ben Diamond (D- St. Petersburg) released the following statement:. “I am deeply disappointed by my colleagues’ decision to fall in line with Governor DeSantis’ effort to illegally gerrymander Florida’s congressional districts. Today, Tallahassee politicians have put their own political interests first. They have violated the law, and disrespected the millions of Floridians who voted to support our Fair Districts Amendments. As lawmakers, we take an oath to support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of Florida – not Governor DeSantis. The map passed by the Florida Legislature today violates both. The fight for fair congressional representation for Floridians does not end today. I look forward to this unconstitutional, partisan, and illegal map being overturned in court.”
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Ben Diamond reaches $1.2M benchmark in campaign for CD 13

The sum includes more than $240,000 raised in the first quarter of 2022. State Rep. Ben Diamond has raised more than $1.2 million as he races for Florida’s 13th Congressional District, his campaign announced Monday. The sum includes more than $240,000 raised in the first quarter of 2022, his...
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Ben Diamond gets endorsement from House Leader Steny Hoyer in CD 13 race

Hoyer is the second-most powerful member of Congress. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has picked state Rep. Ben Diamond as his choice to represent Florida’s 13th Congressional District as U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist leaves to run for Governor. Diamond’s camp announced the endorsement in an email Thursday. “Ben...
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