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  • WLRN: Meet Florida’s New Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried

    Weapons. Water. Weed. Nikki Fried successfully campaigned on those “three W’s” to become Florida’s new agriculture commissioner. The former lobbyist defeated Republican challenger Matt Caldwell in an extremely tight race that went to a manual recount. The margin of victory was only 6,000 votes or......

  • Sun Sentinel: Where Does Nikki Fried Go From Here?

    A year ago, Nikki Fried was a lobbyist in Tallahassee with just three clients. Now, she’s the face of the Florida Democratic Party after becoming the only Democrat to win a statewide race in this year’s election. It’s up to the new agriculture commissioner to......

  • Washington Post: Democratic marijuana lobbyist wins statewide race after Florida recount

    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Of all the outcomes in the messy, unpredictable and seemingly endless election in Florida, the unlikeliest may be that voters in the state elected a pro-pot, pro-gun-control, pro-regulation Democrat to statewide office. Nikki Fried, a marijuana lobbyist seen as a rising......