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Greg Steube Wants to Repeal Daylight Saving Time

State Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, is planning to introduce a bill ending Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Florida. 

Philip Levine Starts Behind Gwen Graham, Andrew Gillum

With Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine expected to launch a gubernatorial bid on Wednesday, a new poll shows the South Florida Democrat has some work to do if he wants to win his party’s nomination in next year’s primary. 

Paul Paulson Drops Out of Agriculture Commissioner Race, Backs Matt Caldwell

On Wednesday, businessman Paul Paulson ended his bid for the Republican nomination to replace term limited Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and threw his support to state Rep. Matt Caldwell. 

Alex Sink Goes to Bat for Jeremy Ring

Former state CFO Alex Sink showcased her support for former state Sen. Jeremy Ring who is running for the state CFO post in 2018. Sink is the only Democrat to win state Cabinet office in recent years though she stumbled as the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in 2010 and in a congressional bid in 2014. 

First Coast Legislators Back Matt Caldwell for Agriculture Commissioner

On Thursday morning, state Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, announced that a host of legislators from the First Coast were backing his campaign for the Republican nomination to replace term limited state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in 2018. 

Mike Pence to Headline RPOF Fundraising Event

Vice President Mike Pence is headed to Orlando to help the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF).

Jay Fant Reels in Aaron Bean's Endorsement in AG Race

State Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Jacksonville, has thrown his support to a fellow First Coast Republican in the race to replace term limited state Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2018. 

Frederica Wilson Backs Andrew Gillum for Governor

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., threw her support to Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to be Florida’s next governor. 

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Matt Gaetz, Neal Dunn Focus on Chinese Government's Role in Corporate Espionage

While Congress is expected to stay out of Washington D.C. for the rest of the month, two North Florida Republican freshmen are planning to hold a public hearing on how China is engaged in corporate espionage and violating intellectual property. 

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Jim Poppell Takes Over at the Florida Lottery

 On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott named Jim Poppell as secretary of the Florida Lottery. Poppell will start his new duties on July 10, replacing Tom Delacenserie who left at the start of the month to become president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery. David Mica, the chief of staff of the Florida Lottery, has been serving as interim secretary. 

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Opinion Poll

Should Justice Barbara Pariente disqualify herself from deciding if Gov. Rick Scott or his successor should appoint replacements for three Supreme Court justices in January 2019?
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