New poll shows Michael Waltz breaking away in Republican field

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A new survey conducted by St. Pete Polls shows Republican Michael Waltz pulling ahead of primary opponents John Ward and Fred Costello in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida’s 6th Congressional District. The new poll commissioned for Florida Politics asked likely primary voters who they would support if the election were held today. Waltz, a St. Augustine Army veteran, would take 40 percent of the vote, … Read More

Political Connections: Michael Waltz talks about his run for Congress

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ORLANDO, Fla. — U.S. Army Special Forces veteran and CEO of Metis Solutions Michael Waltz sat down with Political Connections’ Ybeth Bruzual to discuss his run for Congress in Florida’s 6th Congressional District. Waltz is currently in a three-way race in the Republican primary for the seat, which is currently held by Rep. Ron DeSantis — who is now running for Florida governor. … Read More

Mike Waltz wins Flagler County CD 6 hob nob straw poll

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It remains to be seen if the results of one straw poll in Florida’s 6th Congressional District are predictive of the August ballot, but the campaign that won is trumpeting those results nonetheless. Republican Mike Waltz, with 30 percent of the total vote (65 votes in all), won the poll, finishing ahead of his GOP opponents, former state Rep. Fred Costello and businessman John … Read More

About 200 people took part in the straw poll at the Flagler Votes Candidate and Voter Hob Nob July 23.

Michael Waltz CampaignArticle

Incumbent county commissioners Nate McLaughlin and Greg Hansen and School Board member Trevor Tucker beat their challengers in a straw poll held at the Flagler Votes Candidate and Voter Hob Nob at the Palm Coast Community Center July 23. In the Palm Coast City Council races, Jack Howell, the retired Marine colonel and Teens-In-Flight program founder, came out ahead of former Palm Coast mayor and city councilman Jon … Read More

Big money in CD 6: Mike Waltz joins Nancy Soderberg over $1M raised

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The race to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida’s 6th Congressional District is going to be an expensive one, with multiple candidates touting eyepopping receipts. Mike Waltz, one of three Republican hopefuls, announced Friday that he has raised more than $1 million through Q2 2018. Waltz has raised $1,011,987 this year. “Notable quarter 2 donors include the DeVos family, owners of … Read More

Congressional GOP hopefuls Fred Costello, Michael Waltz tangle over mandatory service

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DAYTONA BEACH — Neither Michael Waltz nor Fred Costello departed from supporting President Trump’s agenda, but both men found a few ways to distinguish themselves for voters in a debate Thursday. Costello, an Ormond Beach dentist, emphasized his decades of involvement in local and state government and service clubs and pointing out that neither of his opponents live in Florida … Read More

Michael Waltz renews call for John Ward to ditch CD 6 run

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Candidates in Florida’s 6th Congressional District are beginning to reach a consensus: Republican John Ward needs to get out of the race. John Ward has been under fire for weeks for comments made at a forum in April. His take was that displaced Puerto Ricans shouldn’t be voting in Florida; one by one, candidates have been issuing statements rebuking Ward’s take. Mike Waltz, one … Read More

Lenny Curry, John Rutherford hosting fundraiser for Mike Waltz

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U.S. Rep. John Rutherford and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry are honorary hosts for a fundraiser Wednesday for Republican Mike Waltz’s run in Florida’s 6th Congressional District. The host committee for the reception, to be held at the home of JEA Board member Husein Cumber and City Council hopeful LeAnna Cumber, features a number of interesting names. Among the luminaries: Jeb Bush, Jr; former Duval GOP Chair John Falconetti; local power broker Michael Munz; and … Read More

Lenny Curry backs Mike Waltz for Congress

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A major regional endorsement, via Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, went to Mike Waltz in the three-way GOP primary in Florida’s 6th Congressional District Monday. Curry and Waltz share some of the same political advisers, and judging from the quotes of mutual admiration, there is ideological affinity as well. “Michael Waltz is a leader and a warrior with a servant’s heart,” said Curry. “From … Read More

John Rutherford backs Michael Waltz in Florida’s 6th Congressional District

Michael Waltz CampaignArticle, Endorsement

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, a former three-term Jacksonville Sheriff and current first-term Congressman, endorsed Lt. Col. Michael Waltz in the competitive Republican primary in Florida’s 6th Congressional District Thursday. Rutherford and Waltz share some of the same political advisors; the endorsement makes clear that they share a kindred ideological vision as well. “Michael Waltz is a conservative and a patriot. Having served multiple … Read More