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Tampa Firefighters endorse Janet Cruz for re-election

The endorsement follows support from the Florida Education Association and the West Central Florida Labor Council. The Tampa Firefighters Union is endorsing Sen. Janet Cruz for re-election to Senate District 14. “The men and women of the Tampa Firefighters Local #754 proudly endorse and support your campaign for reelection,” local...
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Janet Cruz surpasses $1M raised for re-election campaign

The announcement comes after a successful June fundraising period for Cruz. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Janet Cruz has surpassed the $1 million fundraising landmark as she runs for re-election in Senate District 14. Cruz, who will face Republican opponent Jay Collins in the General Election, raised the funds between her campaign...
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West Central Florida Labor Council backs Janet Cruz in SD 14 race

Cruz is headed straight into the General Election, where she faces Republican veteran Jay Collins. The West Central Florida Labor Council is backing Sen. Janet Cruz in her re-election campaign for Florida Senate District 14. The West Central Florida AFL-CIO is made up of 116,000 active and retired union members,...
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Florida Education Association endorses Janet Cruz for re-election

The FEA is the state's largest union, and represents education professionals. The Florida Education Association (FEA) is endorsing Sen. Janet Cruz as she runs for re-election to Senate District 14. The FEA is the state’s largest union with more than 150,000 members representing education professionals. It’s affiliated with the American...
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Jay Collins, Janet Cruz both see cash surge from incumbent Senators in big-time race

Collins shifted his campaign for Florida's 15th Congressional District to SD 14 in the middle of June. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Janet Cruz and her Republican opponent, Jay Collins, both received hefty donations from state legislative leadership this past fundraising period, showing the competitiveness of Senate District 14. Cruz’s political committee,...
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Janet Cruz joins Tampa leaders to honor erased College Hill Cemetery

College Hill Cemetery was used by pioneering Black and Cuban residents. Tampa Democratic Sen. Janet Cruz joined several local officials Friday morning to unveil a new historic marker honoring a lost cemetery. The new marker by Hillsborough County’s Historical Advisory Council remember the more than 1,200 individuals buried in what...
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Jay Collins shifts to challenge Janet Cruz, with Ron DeSantis’ support

Republican Shawn Harrison will end his campaign. Green Beret Jay Collins will end his bid for Congress and instead challenge state Sen. Janet Cruz for her seat in the Legislature. Gov. Ron DeSantis immediately endorsed Collins as the best Republican to challenge the Tampa Democrat. Meanwhile, Tampa businessman Shawn Harrison,...
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Tampa Bay House Dems endorse Janet Cruz for re-election

The slate of endorsers include Democratic Leader-designate Fentrice Driskell. Democratic members of the Tampa Bay House delegation are endorsing Sen. Janet Cruz as she seeks re-election for Senate District 14. The slate of endorsers include Democratic Leader-designate Fentrice Driskell, who was unanimously elected by House Democrats to the leadership role...
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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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Janet Cruz continues to outraise Shawn Harrison, collects $36K in May

It's clear from in-kind contributions that both parties are fighting for this Senate seat. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Janet Cruz continues to be the lead fundraiser against former Republican Rep. Shawn Harrison as the pair battle for the Senate District 14 seat. Cruz collected $36,630 in May between her campaign and...
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Florida Planned Parenthood PAC endorses Janet Cruz

The Florida Planned Parenthood PAC works to elect candidates who support reproductive rights. The Florida Planned Parenthood PAC is endorsing state Sen. Janet Cruz as she runs for re-election for Senate District 14. The Florida Planned Parenthood PAC works to elect candidates who support reproductive rights, including safe and legal...
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Janet Cruz requests Special Session on gun violence

"Without concrete action, we will see continued violence, which will be devastating consequences for the people we serve in Tallahassee.”. Tampa Democratic Sen. Janet Cruz is calling for a Special Session to address gun violence. In a letter sent Friday to Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd, Cruz requested lawmakers...
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Janet Cruz says racism plays a part in decision to not expand Medicaid

The Florida Legislature has not seriously considered a Medicaid expansion since 2015. Sen. Janet Cruz on Wednesday contended that racism has played a role in the state’s decision not to expand the nation’s health care safety net program to low-income, childless adults as allowable under the federal law.
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Republican Shawn Harrison to run against incumbent Janet Cruz for SD 14

Republican businessman Shawn Harrison has filed to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Janet Cruz for state Senate District 14. Harrison is the first candidate to enter the race against Cruz. He previously served in state House District 63, but was defeated in 2018 by state Rep. Fentrice Driskell, a Democrat. In...
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Republican Shawn Harrison files to run against incumbent Janet Cruz for SD 14

“Florida’s success story stands in stark contrast to many states across our nation." Republican businessman Shawn Harrison has filed to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Janet Cruz for state Senate District 14. Harrison is the first candidate to enter the race against Cruz. He previously served in state House District...
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No. 11 on the list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians: Janet Cruz

Cruz has the makings of dynastic influence in the region. State Sen. Janet Cruz has, in her own right, proven to be a tireless and powerful advocate for Tampa Bay. When you add to that her daughter is influential lobbyist Ana Cruz, the longtime partner of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, and her son is a local restaurateur, Cruz has the makings of dynastic influence in the region.
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Janet Cruz touts securing $7 million for Tampa projects

Lawmakers haven’t formally submitted the budget to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk yet, but he’ll have 14 days to take action on it once they do. Sen. Janet Cruz secured $7 million from the Legislature-approved budget for projects in her Tampa-based district, she announced Friday. Cruz prioritized funding...
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Janet Cruz collects nearly $90K in days leading up to Session

Over the course of the 2022 cycle, Cruz has raised $693,409. Tampa Democratic Sen. Janet Cruz raised nearly $90,000 ahead of this year’s Legislative Session as she continues her reelection campaign for Senate District 18, her campaign announced this week. Cruz collected $86,416 in the time before Session, split...
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