Groups in water wars battle for hearts and minds of voters through money, messaging


Groups in water wars battle for hearts and minds of voters through money, messaging

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Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation, discusses the foundation’s goals and challenges. Ricardo Rolon / news-press.com

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An alligator peeks from the water at Pine Glades Lake, Everglades National Park.(Photo: Andrea Melendez/The News-Press)Buy Photo

Buy the sugar land. Send water south. Vote Yes on Amendment 1. #gladeslivesmatters. Bullsugar.
South Florida these days is a world of bumper-sticker slogans and big-money politics — a place where well-planned messages can cost millions of dollars and steer history’s largest environmental restoration.
The phrases, forums and protests can sway Florida voters, influence state lawmakers, control where taxpayer money goes …

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