Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage


Visit the Lobby Tools Website


Visit Legislative IQ Website


Recent Posts



RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Nadia Boulanger
    "A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty."
  • Herbert Hoover
    "Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party."
  • Mignon McLaughlin
    "For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance."
  • John Paul Jones
    "If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery."

Scott Maddox Announces Run For Agriculture Commissioner

July 15th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

A former Gubernatorial candidate, Scott Maddox, today filed paperwork to run for Agriculture Commissioner.

Maddox is also a former Tallahassee Mayor, Democratic Party Chairman, and President of the League of Cities. Maddox is the fifth Democrat to enter the race. He says the others lack the statewide exposure and the fundraising ability to win.

Weve got very good candidates on the Democrats side. Theyre all very good people,” Maddox said. “But I think the top candidate has raised 34,000 dollars or thereabouts in a quarter. And the top republican candidate has three-quarters of a million dollars raised. So I think we need to have a competitive candidate on the Democratic side. Unfortunately, its expensive to run statewide in the state of Florida. And I think I can raise the money to get the message out. I think that will set me apart from the rest of the field.

Maddox faces frontrunner Eric Draper, an environmentalist, and three others, including a former state representative in the Democrat primary.

Posted in Elections, State News, Voting | No Comments »

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com