Jeff Brandes: 5 takeaways from autonomous vehicle summit

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online     After two days of wall-to-wall speakers from high-tech companies, finance experts and land use planners, the 2018 Florida Autonomous Vehicle Summit wrapped up in Tampa this week with an array of geek-out-worthy autonomous vehicle demonstrations. The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority hosted the summit both this year and …

Florida Senate District 24 results: Jeff Brandes defeats Lindsay Cross

Tampa Bay Times Click Here to Read Online    With all precincts reporting, Republican Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) defeated Democrat challenger Lindsay Cross 54 percent to 46 percent. Democrats failed to snag a key state Senate seat, with voters sending Brandes back to Tallahassee. “For the next four years, you …

Smoke if you got ’em: Jeff Brandes will re-file smokable pot bill

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online    State Senator Jeff Brandes will revive an amendment he filed during the 2019 Legislative Session that would expand medical marijuana access and allow patients to smoke their medicine, he said during a dispensary opening in St. Petersburg Thursday. Brandes’ 2017 amendment would have shifted Florida’s medical …

Jeff Brandes is sitting on a gold mine compared to challenger, Lindsay Cross

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online   State Senator Jeff Brandes continues to grow his fundraising lead over his Democratic challenger Lindsay Cross, making the already steep climb even more treacherous. Between his campaign and an affiliated political committee, Brandes has raised more than $2 million to keep his seat. Cross has raised just $156,000 and does not have …

Jeff Brandes still up double digits in SD 24 re-election battle

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online    St. Pete Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes is sitting pretty a month out from Election Day according to a new poll of his contest against Democratic nominee Lindsay Cross. A new St. Pete Polls survey, commissioned by Florida Politics, found the longtime lawmaker with an 11-point …

Jeff Brandes says he will hold politicians accountable in new SD 24 ad

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online St. Petersburg Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes has released a new ad for his re-election campaign highlighting his roots in Senate District 24 and promising to hold “bureaucrats and politicians” accountable. The 30-second ad features shots of Brandes walking with and talking to employees …

Jeff Brandes recalls ‘Right to Try’ law in new campaign ad

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online   St. Petersburg Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes released a new ad Thursday touting his successful legislative effort to give patients more options in to fight terminal diseases. The new ad, titled “Right to Try,” features St. Petersburg osteopathic physician Rob Proiettospeaking about Brandes’ role in passing …