Democrats Tracy Pratt and Liv Coleman debated their Republican opponents, Will Robinson and Tommy Gregory, at a candidate forum hosted by USF Sarasota-Manatee. The next District 71 and 73 representatives will be decided Nov. 6.
Republican congressman Vern Buchanan says Democrat David Shapiro is putting up a tough fight for Florida’s 16th Congressional District. The seat for Congress hinges on environmental, tax and gun safety issues, the candidates said.
A look at red tide conditions on Anna Maria Island beaches on Oct. 17, more than a week after Hurricane Michael tore through the Gulf of Mexico, but failed to break up the red tide bloom, according to a report.