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Our freedoms are under attack by Washington bureaucrats. It’s time to stand up and fight to make sure liberty is preserved for the next generation. I’m running because Floridians need to have their constitutional rights, natural resources, and property protected. No one will work harder than I will to make that happen.”
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Reasons why our Constitution continues to thrive


After the Framers of our Constitution adjourned the convention that produced America’s founding document, Benjamin Franklin emerged from the convention hall. Legend has it that a waiting Philadelphian stopped Franklin and said, “Well, Doctor, what have we got— a Republic or a Monarchy?” To this Franklin replied, “A Republic — if you can keep it.”... View Article

AIF Board of Directors Announces Florida Cabinet Endorsements


The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) Board of Directors today announced it has endorsed Republican Candidates Ron DeSantis, Matt Caldwell and Ashley Moody in their bid to serve on the Florida Cabinet. The endorsement of Jimmy Patronis by the AIF Board of Directors was previously announced in July 2018. “AIF Board of Directors is proud... View Article

Hard Work Pays Off: Caldwell Secures GOP Nomination in Ag. Commissioner Race


FORT MYERS, Fla. – In a stunning upset, Matt Caldwell bucked the GOP establishment and secured the party’s nomination in the race to be Florida’s next Agriculture Commissioner. Caldwell said, “My campaign has been grounded on hard work, conservative principles, and grassroots support – nothing more, nothing less. I’m proud that Floridians around the state... View Article

2 days ago

Matt Caldwell

LeAnna braving the heat (and the lovebugs) stumping for Team Caldwell at the Pasco Republican Round-Up in Land O’ Lakes this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less

LeAnna braving the heat (and the lovebugs) stumping for Team Caldwell at the Pasco Republican Round-Up in Land O’ Lakes this afternoon.

 

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Everything !

Looks lonely!

Great job LeAnna Himrod!

I’ll vote for Mr. Caldwell 100%

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2 days ago

Matt Caldwell

Join me and other sportsmen as we celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. As a 7th generation Florida native and an avid sportsman, I have always appreciated public servants who work to maintain our parks, preserves, and forests. ... See MoreSee Less

Join me and other sportsmen as we celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. As a 7th generation Florida native and an avid sportsman, I have always appreciated public servants who work to maintain our parks, preserves, and forests.

 

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Just fishing

It Is A Felony To Harbor Or Help A Non Registered Adult Illegal Alien (Age 18)! All Illegal Aliens Must Register Upon Entry Or Be Classified As A "SPY!" Yes! These Are Our Laws! 8 U.S. Code 1158, 1324, 1342! Yes! Illegal Immigration Also Violates 18 U.S.C. 1425, 1426, 1427 Of The RICO ACT!🔺

Illegal Immigration Is An Ancient War Tactic Used To Overthrow Domiciled Population Dating Back To Kings, Caesar And State🔺

You have our Family's votes! Happy National Hunting & Fishing Day to both hunters and anglers.

I am not a hunter (used to be), nor a fisherman---gave up hunting around the time of the vietnam war, however. If one enjoys hunting as one of his/her hobbies or recreational activities then so be it---and no one should attempt to deny him or her rights.

We can’t even go fishing in FL anymore because of the nasty waters !

A F'ING REAL MAN!!!.. MAD AMOUNTS OF RESPECT MY BROTHER!@!!!.. IGY6

Save Florida fire the Democrats Vote Republican

First day of Dove season.🎉🎉🎉

Yes, go Matt

Believe it or not I just read a post about this guy saying that he hasn't had a hunting license in 6 years so honestly I don't know what's going on here he may be doing this just for the votes or maybe a fake post I don't know check it out I like some feedback.

Go Matt

"Toxic Caldwell," a guest essay by Ray Judah pictured below. Mr Judah is a long time water advocate and former county commissioner of the Caloosahatchee River Region: The statewide Republican primary for Commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) resulted in candidate Matt Caldwell flying under the radar of the public's heightened concern over the devastating impacts of harmful algae blooms on our environment and businesses. The Commissioner of FDACS holds a cabinet post and is very influential concerning policy and management of our water resources. As with the direct correlation with nutrient runoff from sugar cane fields and the destruction of our rivers and coastal estuaries, there is a direct correlation with Caldwell's rise to power in the Florida legislature and his favored status with the sugar industry. Caldwell learned early how to "game" the political system and his numerous Political Action Committees including Florida Committee for Conservative Leadership, have received lavish contributions from notable industries, including petroleum, pharmaceutical, gaming, tobacco, and Big Sugar Caldwell would have you believe that he is concerned with fiscal conservatism, voter representation and government accountability, but his voting record and actions tell an altogether different story. In an attempt to suppress voters’ rights during the 2011 legislative session, Caldwell supported House Bill 1355, striking at the core of our state’s democracy by disenfranchising voters from exercising their privilege to participate in the election process. HB 1355 shortened early voting from 14 to 8 days, and imposed new restrictions on groups, such as the League of Women Voters, that register voters including punishment and fines on a per-signature basis. In the 2013 legislative session, Caldwell sponsored HB 7065 to amend the 1994 Everglades Forever Act, under the guise of increasing the sugar industry’s funding commitment to Everglades restoration, when in fact, his proposed amendment was a smoke screen to ensure that the sugar industry limited their long term obligation of funding Everglades restoration. HB 7065 provided for the extension of the so-called privilege tax of $25 per acre that the sugar industry pays to continue their discharge of polluted runoff to the Everglades, rivers and coastal estuaries. This amounts to approximately $11 million per year in comparison to the billions required by the public taxpayers to restore the Florida Everglades. Caldwell's amended language suppressed the "1996 Polluters Pay" Constitutional Amendment that required those primarily responsible for the pollution in the Everglades Agricultural and Protection Areas to clean up their pollution. In the 2015 Legislative session, Caldwell, in violation of the public trust, supported re-directing Amendment 1 funds, intended to protect the public's water resources and restore the Everglades, to balance the state budget. In the 2016 State legislative session, Caldwell sponsored a 'Water Policy Bill" that undermines water resource protection from Appalachicola Bay to the Florida Keys. The bill greatly impedes efforts to cost effectively prevent water pollution at its source. The bill eliminated the regulatory permitting process that included performance standards for potential pollutant loading of lakes, rivers, streams and coastal estuaries. It eliminated a January 2015 deadline, which the state didn’t meet, for compliance with nutrient levels without creating a new deadline, thereby delaying cleanup of Lake Okeechobee. In favoring special interests, Caldwell shifts the financial costs of restoring and protecting our land and water resources from the polluters to the public taxpayers. Our elected officials are supposed to represent the public's interest but Caldwell doesn’t seem to understand the concept of public service. Caldwell's unholy alliance with Tallahassee influence peddlers and their dark money has done a great disservice to the State of Florida. Floridians desperately needs a voice for the people and a person that transcends party politics in support of a strong Democracy and a healthy and prosperous economy and environment. The preferred alternative to Caldwell is Nikki Fried. The people's candidate for clean government and clean water. Ray Judah, Ft Meyers, 9-20-18 news.caloosahatchee.org/docs/Ray-Judah.pdf

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4 days ago

Matt Caldwell

Great to see so many Marion County Farmers for Caldwell at the Marion County Farm Bureau Meeting in Ocala tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

Great to see so many Marion County Farmers for Caldwell at the Marion County Farm Bureau Meeting in Ocala tonight.