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Florida Nurses Association Endorses Gelber for Attorney General
Sep 25, 2010
Republican Senator Villalobos Endorses Gelber for Attorney General
Sep 24, 2010
Florida Professional Firefighters Endorse Gelber for Attorney General
Sep 21, 2010
Florida Alliance for Retired Americans Endorses Gelber for Attorney General
Sep 20, 2010
Florida PBA Endorses Gelber for Attorney General
Sep 10, 2010
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Thanks Doesn't Seem Sufficient
Nov 4, 2010
ICYMI: Karl Rove's RSLC Attempts to Hijack Elections from Voters
Oct 26, 2010
Release: New Ad Highlights Consensus from Florida Newspapers: Gelber is Clearly Better Qualified
Oct 25, 2010
Release: Bondi Turns to National Special Interests to Fuel Her Campaign
Oct 25, 2010
Statement: Gelber Comments on Sentencing of Sarasota Ponzi Schemer Arthur Nadel
Oct 22, 2010
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Legislature's redistricting handiwork destined for courts
Jan 16, 2012
Bill Nelson's Survival Strategy
Jan 11, 2012
Dan Gelber on exceptionalism and the old Marco Rubio
Sep 6, 2011
Who will take on Rick Scott? Charlie Crist? Alex Sink? Jeremy Ring? Rod Smith? Dan Gelber?
Jun 14, 2011
Gelber pining for Jeb Bush
May 31, 2011
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The Miami Herald recommends Dan Gelber
Oct 11, 2008
The Miami Herald
State Rep. Dan Gelber of Miami Beach has been a formidable political force in the Florida House of Representatives for eight years and an energetic and astute minority leader for Democrats in the last two sessions. Term-limited in the lower chamber, he is seeking to move up to the Senate. He gets our recommendation on the basis of his leadership, statesmanship, legislative skills and considerable expertise on policy.
Mr. Gelber, 47, is running for a seat that covers part of northeastern Miami-Dade County and a portion of Broward. His opponent, Republican Dean Santoro, 41, is an information-technology consultant making his first run for public office.
Mr. Santoro's limited-government approach to public policy extends to the realm of marriage. He disagrees with the right of the state to perform marriages because ``marriage is a religious sacrament and should be performed strictly within the confines of religion.'
The candidates differ on a variety of issues. Mr. Gelber opposes an expansion of gambling; Mr. Santoro favors it. Mr. Santoro supports coastal drilling beyond a 25-mile limit; Mr. Gelber wants to keep the broader, existing moratorium.
Mr. Santoro emphasizes a need to cut local and state government spending; Mr. Gelber emphasizes the harm done by cutting spending for education, children's services and other vital needs.
Mr. Gelber believes that Florida is being transformed from a mid-wage, low-cost state to a low-wage, high-cost state, a path that could imperil the state's future and the well-being of its residents.
Throughout his legislative career, Mr. Gelber has been an able and effective advocate for education, healthcare, public safety, environmental concerns and other issues.
For Florida Senate District 35, The Miami Herald recommends DAN GELBER.