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New poll shows CD 15 challenger Alan Cohn in virtual tie with Rep. Dennis Ross

Alan was featured in SaintPetersBlog…

With an aggressive Democratic campaign, voters in Florida’s 15th Congressional District could put investigative journalist Alan Cohn in an excellent position to unseat two-term incumbent Republican Rep. Dennis Ross.

Although the district has a history of supporting Republican candidates, the survey, conducted by the polling firm Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, found the CD 15 seat is vulnerable, something Cohn’s campaign attributes to the incumbent’s “low profile in the district” and Cohn’s reputation as an investigative reporter.

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Cohn Speaks Strongly Against Ross

Alan was featured in The Ledger…

Alan Cohn, D-Tampa, who is running for the U.S. House District 15 seat held by Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, brings a new political challenge for the two-term incumbent in this November’s election.

Cohn spoke forcefully and critically about Ross on Tuesday to the Tiger Bay Club of Polk County. When Ross spoke to the nonpartisan political club most recently on April 11, he did not address the election campaign in detail.

During his opening speech, Cohn a former investigative reporter for Tampa television station WFTS-Channel 28, said: “We have a Congress that is paralyzed, not because a majority of Democrats and Republicans won’t work together. The House is being held hostage by a small, belligerent group that wants to inflict a narrow agenda on the entire nation.”

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Democratic Congressional Candidate Alan Cohn Takes His Challenge of Ross to Polk Voters

From The Ledger’s Politics In Polk

Alan Cohn, the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, came out slugging Tuesday at the Polk Tiger Bay luncheon, criticizing the 15th Congressional District congressman for voting against a measure that ended the government shutdown and accusing Ross of being on the radical end of the Republican Party.

A former television investigative reporter and owner of a video production company, Cohn said the reason Congress has done so little in the past year and a half is because “the House is being held hostage by a small group.”

Read the full story at Politics In Polk…

No political stunts or games. Some politicians talk about holding the VA accountable.

I have for over a decade.

Cohn Calls for Minimum Wage Increase

Floridians want and deserve an economy that works for everyone. They believe a hard day’s work should earn a decent day’s pay. They believe everyone should have the opportunity to build a better and brighter future for themselves and their families. But, the current minimum wage forces many hard working Floridians to raise their families in poverty.

Numerous economists and experts have come to the same conclusion: raising the minimum wage is good for our economy, our workers, and our long-term growth.

I call on Congress to act and allow a vote on raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. This would give a long overdue pay raise to millions of men and women across the state, and lift thousands of Floridians out of poverty

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A Word From Alan Cohn…

We may be Democrats, Republicans, or Independents, but we are all Americans. Right now, we are all tired and frustrated with a Congress and Congressmen incapable of taking action on any of the serious problems facing our nation.

I will represent those who don’t believe their voices are being heard in Congress. Those who want Congress to act when action is what’s needed. I will be a vote against blind partisanship and for working with people from both parties because neither party has a monopoly on good ideas.