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Visitors took in an afternoon of food, drinks and politicking from local candidates during the night's event.

PHOTOS: Political Mingle and Straw Poll

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Visitors took in an afternoon of food, drinks and politicking from local candidates during the night's event.

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Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge (Group 15) candidate Howard Friedman talks with locals at his booth.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge (Group 15) candidate Howard Friedman talks with locals at his booth.

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Twenty-nine candidates —most of whom were on hand — got the opportunity to share policies with locals.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Twenty-nine candidates —most of whom were on hand — got the opportunity to share policies with locals.

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School Board (District 1) candidate Angie Gallo watches on as she and others are introduced .

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

School Board (District 1) candidate Angie Gallo watches on as she and others are introduced .

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John Mina, who is in the running for Orange County Sheriff, waves to the crowd as he is introduced during the Political Mingle and Straw Poll event in Winter Park.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

John Mina, who is in the running for Orange County Sheriff, waves to the crowd as he is introduced during the Political Mingle and Straw Poll event in Winter Park.

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Locals mingle over food and drinks as they take in the afternoon's festivities.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Locals mingle over food and drinks as they take in the afternoon's festivities.

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Laura Shaffer — candidate for Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge (Group 41) — smiles as she is introduced during the Political Mingle and Straw Poll event in Winter Park.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Laura Shaffer — candidate for Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge (Group 41) — smiles as she is introduced during the Political Mingle and Straw Poll event in Winter Park.

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Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge (group 41) candidate Dean Mosley enjoys a friendly conversation as he meets locals.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge (group 41) candidate Dean Mosley enjoys a friendly conversation as he meets locals.

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Republican congressional candidate Mike Miller — second from right — poses for a photo during the event on Wednesday night.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Republican congressional candidate Mike Miller — second from right — poses for a photo during the event on Wednesday night.

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Mike Miller — a republican running for Congress — signs baseball cards for visitors during the night’s events.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Mike Miller — a republican running for Congress — signs baseball cards for visitors during the night’s events.

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Anna Eskamani — a candidate for the open District 47 — smiles as she does some campaigning during the Political Mingle and Straw Poll event at Fields BMW of Winter Park.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Anna Eskamani — a candidate for the open District 47 — smiles as she does some campaigning during the Political Mingle and Straw Poll event at Fields BMW of Winter Park.

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Khrystina Laurin, right, helps visitors at the polling spot where they participated in a straw poll.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Khrystina Laurin, right, helps visitors at the polling spot where they participated in a straw poll.

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Visitors to the Political Mingle in Winter Park take part in a straw poll to give candidates a chance to see a sample of where they stand in the polls.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Visitors to the Political Mingle in Winter Park take part in a straw poll to give candidates a chance to see a sample of where they stand in the polls.

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Candidates set up booths in the main room of the Fields BMW of Winter Park.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

Candidates set up booths in the main room of the Fields BMW of Winter Park.

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School Board (District 6) candidate Karen Castor Dentel talks with visitors at her booth during the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce's Political Mingle and Straw Poll.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

School Board (District 6) candidate Karen Castor Dentel talks with visitors at her booth during the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce's Political Mingle and Straw Poll.

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An agenda for the evening's events sits on a table during a busy night at Fields BMW of Winter Park.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 |

An agenda for the evening's events sits on a table during a busy night at Fields BMW of Winter Park.

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