Rep. Donalds, panel answer questions about SWFL, state water management

The future of how we deal with our vital state water resources was front and center during an event held by one of Southwest Florida’s U.S. congressmen. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-District 19, brought a panel of key players together for a public forum at Cape Coral City Hall Tuesday to answer questions about protecting Lake […]

Donalds willing to work with Biden administration, but dismayed by executive actions

President Joe Biden signed four more executive actions Tuesday, reversing former President Donald Trump’s orders before the end of his presidency. We looked at how this could impact the divide between the Democrat and Republican parties. We spoke to Florida U.S. Congressman Byron Donalds (R) who told us he is willing to work with the […]

Florida US Congressmen move forward after Capitol riot

Members of U.S. Congress were working toward a peaceful transfer of power Thursday after an assault on the U.S. Capitol the day before. Rioters carrying MAGA signs stormed the Capitol after President Donald Trump urged his supporters to march to the Capitol Building, where lawmakers were in the process of confirming President-Elect Joe Biden. We […]

Casey Askar sues Byron Donalds for defamation during Republican primary

A controversial campaign text message is at the center of a lawsuit. The text claimed Republican Byron Donalds, who won the race for Florida House District 19, had dropped out of the race for U.S. Congress. The text went out two hours after the polls opened for the primaries this year. At the time, Donalds […]

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Byron Donalds tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of president’s event in Fort Myers

District 19 candidate Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) has tested positive for the coronavirus Friday, the Republican nominee confirmed. Donalds learned he was positive for COVID-19 ahead of attending President Donald Trump’s invitation-only event in Fort Myers. “I was given a COVID-19 quick test, per White House staff protocol, and results were positive,” Donalds said in his […]

District 19 candidates debate ahead of November election

The November election is 36 days away, and the U.S. House Florida District 19 congressional debate was hosted by WGCU at its station on Florida Gulf Coast University’s campus Monday. Republican Byron Donalds and Democrat Cindy Banyai took the stage to respond to hot-button issues. The two candidates faced off on everything from water quality, […]

Eagle endorses Donalds after official win for Republican District 19 nomination

Byron Donalds was officially declared the Republican nominee for U.S. House Florida District 19 Wednesday after a very close race. The officials count shows Donalds achieved the nomination with a total of 774 votes over Eagle, a 0.7% lead for the victory. Eagle endorsed Donalds as the winner. The polls showed Donalds led by 1% […]

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Unsolicited messages falsely claim Byron Donalds dropped out of Dist. 19 race

On the morning of primary elections, many voters are claiming to have received messages via text and on Facebook Messenger that GOP candidate Byron Donalds has dropped out of the race for the U.S. House Florida District 19 seat. Donalds responded via a Facebook Live video after learning of the messages, saying that it is […]

SWFL state rep’s bill would allow drivers to pay fines without losing license

A Florida lawmaker who represents parts of Collier County and Hendry County filed a bill to cut people a break on unpaid traffic tickets or toll violations. Currently, those infractions could suspend your driver’s license in the state, and the state representative doesn’t agree with that. The new proposal would give drivers a way to […]