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Despite Foregoing Congressional Race, Andrew Gillum Wades Into State, National Issues

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum might not be running for Congress this year but he is clearly aiming for something higher down the road. 

February 9, 2016 - 11:45am

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Andrew Gillum
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum might not be running for Congress this year but he is clearly aiming for something higher down the road. 
The latest public health panic is over a disease most Americans (even doctors) have never heard of. Zika virus disease (ZVD) is carried by the same mosquito, Aedes aegypti, as other Third World diseases, including dengue and chikungunya.
For me, writing a story is like painting my living room. If I'm careful, if I lay down plastic, apply tape to the baseboards and crown molding, undercoat first and carefully apply the best paint I can find, it's probably going to make me feel pretty good. But when I cut corners, skip any of those steps, I make a terrible mess.
Never underestimate the ability of the legal class to find new ways to extract money from the insurance industry – and indirectly from the consumer.
Welcome to The Dean’s List — an Ed Dean-style look at which Florida’s political leaders and issues made the grade and who didn’t. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor’s or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.
WASHINGTON -- The reigning idiocy of the current political season is the incessant tossing around of "establishment," an epithet now descending into meaninglessness. Its most recent abuse is by Donald Trump supporters rationalizing his Iowa defeat with the following consolation: If you tally up Trump and Ted Cruz (and throw in Ben Carson), a whopping 60 percent of the vote is anti-establishment!
Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Marco Rubio
While much of America was getting ready for Super Bowl Sunday, the Republican presidential hopefuls made their last appeals to New Hampshire in a debate on ABC Saturday night. It might be snowing hard in the Granite State, but the debate was often heated as candidates maneuvered to attract voters and explain their positions.
Most recently, many health insurance providers have drastically restricted Medicaid Managed Care networks throughout Florida. Those restrictions are forcing patients to leave their trusted pharmacist and go to a pharmacy their health plan chooses for them. Such unnecessary restrictions limit consumer choice, restrict healthy business competition and prevent access to community pharmacies.
Marco Rubio
The stakes are high as Marco Rubio takes the debate stage on Saturday night in New Hampshire even if he does not look well poised to win Tuesday’s primary. 
U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the congressional leadership as senior deputy majority whip, took to the House floor on Thursday to support legislation reining in the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Operation Choke Point.”

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