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Ehrlich Statement to suspend campaign

November 06 2013

NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Media Advisory: November 6, 2013
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Statement from Jessica Ehrlich

Tallahassee, FL - Today Jessica Ehrlich released the following statement:

“This morning I am officially announcing that I am suspending my campaign for Congress. I want to thank my amazing staff, donors, and volunteers for everything they have done for our campaign. In particular, I would like to thank the hardworking men and women of the labor movement who have supported my fight for Florida’s middle class families. I also want to thank the voters of Florida’s 13th Congressional district for their conti ...

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UNION SUPPORT CONTINUES TO GROW FOR EHRLICH WITH ENDORSEMENT OF THE AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION

October 30 2013

UNION SUPPORT CONTINUES TO GROW FOR EHRLICH WITH THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION

St. Petersburg, FL - Jessica Ehrlich for Congress announced today the endorsement of the American Postal Workers Union in her campaign for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. APWU is now the seventh union to endorse Ehrlich including AFSCME, Laborers’ International Union, the Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Transportation Union, United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters and United Food & Commercial Workers.

“The Suncoast Area Local of the American Postal Workers Union voted unanimously to endorse Jessica Ehrlich for Congress in Florida’s 13th district. We will be proud to support Jessica in her quest ...

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DailyKos: FL-13: Democratic candidate Jessica Ehrlich Raises $112,963 During Q3

October 18 2013

Democratic candidate Jessica Ehrlich is doing an effective job at fundraising in the Third Quarter of 2013.

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Tampa Bay Times: Pinellas Congressional candidate Ehrlich raises campaign $

October 17 2013

Jessica Ehrlich announced that she raised $112,963 in campaign contributions for the three-month-period ending Sept. 30.

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JESSICA EHRLICH FUNDRAISING EFFORTS NEARLY DOUBLED

October 16 2013

​St. Petersburg, FL – Continuing the growth of her congressional campaign for FL-13, Jessica Ehrlich has nearly doubled her support in her first two fundraising quarters of the 2014 election cycle.

Ehrlich raised $112,963.89 in contributions during the months of July, August and September of 2013, the last fundraising period before Congressman Bill Young announced his plans to retire. Ehrlich raised nearly $100,000 more in individual money year over year as compared to the same time in 2012 and has more than doubled her cash on hand in the same period to over $160,000.

In the last three months, Ehrlich’s campaign had almost 600 individual donors with over 445 new investors in the campaign. Moreover, in the last week alone, Ehrlich’s new contributors have increa ...

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JESSICA EHRLICH ENDORSED BY AFSCME

October 14 2013

​St. Petersburg, FL - The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has endorsed Jessica Ehrlich, Democrat for Congress in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. They noted her commitment to fight for middle class families and work to end the paralyzing partisanship in Congress as a key to their decision.

“We are proud to stand with Jessica Ehrlich early in this campaign because she is a fighter who will work to increase economic opportunity for middle class families in Pinellas County. Jessica has already proven she is willing to stand up to Republicans in Congress who right now have shut-down our government out of spite. And Jessica will fight any efforts by the Tea Party to strip families’ access to affordable health care,” said Mike E ...

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88.5 FM WMNF: Ehrlich bashes opponent Bill Young for stalemate over Washington budget battle

October 07 2013

Concerned Pinellas County residents rally behind Ehrlich to call on member of Congress Bill Young to end the budget battle.

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Patch.com: Ehrlich Goes After Young Over Government Shutdown

October 07 2013

Democratic congressional candidate Jessica Ehrlich is going after Congressman C.W. Bill Young for the government shutdown.

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Tampa Bay Times: Shutdown hurts Young, Webster, Southerland, polling shows

October 06 2013

Public Policy Polling shows voters are less likely to support Florida GOP C.W. Bill Young, Dan Wester and Steve Southerland.

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JESSICA EHRLICH ENDORSED BY THE U.A. LOCAL 123 IN FLORIDA 13TH FOR CONGRESS

September 06 2013

​The U.A. Plumbers, Pipefitters & HVAC Refrigeration Mechanics Local Union 123 (U.A.) has endorsed Jessica Ehrlich, Democrat for Congress in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Her plans to make the economy work again for middle-class families was key to their decision. This is her second major labor endorsement to be announced.

“Jessica Ehrlich is the only candidate who has a plan to get our local economy working again. We chose to endorse her because we want to make sure our district has a strong middle-class for the future,” said Todd Vega of Local Union 123.

“I am so proud to be endorsed by the U.A. Tampa Bay’s working families depend on their commitment to high quality work and wages, and I look forward to helping them to build a stronger mi ...

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JESSICA EHRLICH ENDORSED BY TEAMSTERS IN FLORIDA 13TH

September 04 2013

​The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 79 has endorsed Jessica Ehrlich, Democrat for Congress in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. They noted her commitment to the issues confronting working families as a key to their decision.

“We’ve endorsed Jessica Ehrlich early because this seat is important families all over the district. We know Jessica is the new generation of leadership who is going to change business as usual here at home and in Washington,” said President Ken Wood.

“I am so proud to be endorsed by the Teamsters. The Teamsters have been fighting for issues I believe in – and I am proud to stand with them. Together we can rebuild the American middle class.” said Ehrlich.

The International Brotherhood o ...

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WOMEN’S CAMPAIGN FUND ENDORSES JESSICA EHRLICH FOR CONGRESS IN FL-13

August 20 2013

​St. Petersburg, FL – The Women’s Campaign Fund (WCF) has endorsed Jessica Ehrlich, Democrat for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. The endorsement cites Ehrlich’s staunch support for women’s health issues and calls out her opponent, Congressman Bill Young, for opposing women’s issues throughout his career.

“In his over 40 years in Congress, Congressman Bill Young has made a career out of undermining women’s health, culminating in a starring role in last year’s War on Women,” said Siobhan Bennett, President/CEO of the Women’s Campaign Fund. “It’s time for new leadership in Washington which is why we are proud to stand with Jessica Ehrlich. Her perspective and experience are sorely needed and we look forward to seeing her repres ...

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Jessica Ehrlich Statement on 78th Anniversary of Social Security

August 14 2013

​Today in commemoration of the 78th anniversary of Social Security, Jessica Ehrlich issued the following statement:

“Pinellas County seniors have earned Social Security, and they deserve to know their Social Security will be protected,” said Jessica Ehrlich. “Unfortunately, too many in our broken Congress are willing to jeopardize this important program for the sake of their dysfunctional politics. Balancing the budget on the backs of Florida seniors is not the right way to start cutting Washington’s reckless spending, especially while those like Congressman Young are willing to spend our tax dollars on handouts to the wealthiest few. That’s why I look forward to doing all I can to protect, strengthen and preserve Social Security for our parents and grandparents tod ...

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JESSICA EHRLICH NEARLY DOUBLES FUNDRAISING SUPPORT OVER CONGRESSMAN BILL YOUNG

July 15 2013

​St. Petersburg, FL – Jessica Ehrlich has nearly doubled Rep. Bill Young’s fundraising support in the first filings of their rematch campaign. Ehrlich reported $153,737.41 in contributions, almost twice as much as Young’s $86,208 second quarter report. She has also out-raised Congressman Young’s total contributions for this entire year in just her first quarter.

“This campaign is already being fueled by nearly 500 grassroots donors, and I am grateful to have their support. Speaking with voters every day, I hear again and again that they are tired of business as usual in Washington and are ready for new leadership who will listen and understand what families are going through here in Pinellas,” said Ehrlich. “Folks here are concerned with paying their bills, g ...

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JESSICA EHRLICH HONORED WITH LEADER IN THE LAW DISTINCTION

July 11 2013

​St. Petersburg, FL - The Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) has honored Jessica Ehrlich, democratic candidate for U.S. Congress (FL-13), as a 2013 Leader in the Law. The award recognizes Ehrlich’s leadership and commitment to the Pinellas community.

““Jessica Ehrlich epitomizes a Leader in the Law, as she is a bright, dynamic young woman who is committed to bringing equality and a fresh perspective to our community. Unfortunately, too many decisions are still being made without women at the table. That’s why we’re honoring Jessica, one of Florida’s next leaders, because we want more talented young women to follow her example,” said Brittany Maxey, 2013-2014 FAWL President, Past President of the Pinellas County Chapter of FAWL.

“I am hon ...

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EMILY’S List Puts Jessica Ehrlich “On The List”

May 16 2013

Jessica Ehrlich designating “On The List” by Emily’s List.

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Tampa Bay Times: Attorney Jessica Ehrlich to challenge Rep. C.W. Bill Young again

April 18 2013

Attorney Jessica Ehrlich announced Thursday that she will try again in 2014.

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