Faye Armitage

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Faye Armitage is the Democratic candidate for the 7th Congressional District of Florida

Faye Armitage is the Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 7th Congressional District (map) of Florida. She is the Democratic nominee seeking to challenge incumbent Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.). She won in primary elections which took place on August 26, 2008. [1]

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Positions, record and controversies

Iraq War

Armitage has advocated for a withdrawal of troops from the Iraq War, saying that the human and financial costs of the war ar too much to bear. The candidate said America's moral stake in the world has eroded as a result of the occupation, and that a withdrawal will force other countries in the region to begin working toward a stable Iraq.[2]

Armitage also said the Iraq government has had ample time "to get their affairs in order," but has failed to meet benchmarks toward progress. She said a withdrawal of American troops would force the Iraqi government to "find a political solution to their current civil war." In addition, Armitage said the removal of U.S. troops would include a financial benefit, freeing up "$12 billion per month for use in other national security programs like efforts to check cargo containers coming into our nation’s ports," and on other domestic issues.[2]

Bio

Faye is a former professor of economics [3]

Activism arrests

Faye Armitage has been arrested twice, described by the Daytona Beach News-Journal as "in 1998 after a tussle with a school resource officer about treatment of her son and in 2004 for removing Bush and other campaign signs from a public right of way."[4]

2008 elections

Armitage is the Democratic nominee seeking to challenge Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) in the 2008 congressional elections. [5] [6] [7] She won in primary elections which took place on August 26, 2008. [1]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Faye Armitage. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.

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Committees and affiliations

Committees

Armitage will be assigned committees if and when she is elected to Congress.

Affiliations

More background data

Contact

Campaign Contact Information

Faye For Congress
P.O. BOX # 600812
Jacksonville, FL 32260-0812
phone: 904 687-9521
faye@fayeforcongress.com

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 “Florida 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers, August 27, 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ending the Iraq Occupation," FayeforCongress.com, retrieved July 8, 2008
  3. About Faye
  4. Jeff Bozzo "Dems vying for Mica's post split over offshore drilling," Daytona Beach News-Journal, Aug. 10, 1998.
  5. 2008 Race Tracker page on Florida's 7th Congressional District
  6. Official Faye Armitage for Congress website
  7. Armitage's page on Division of Elections, Florida Department of State

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