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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. 

Rick Scott Taps Jonathan Zachem to Lead DPBR

On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott named Jonathan Zachem as secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). 

Kirsten Gillibrand Backs Gwen Graham for Governor

Continuing her bid to be Florida’s next governor, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., announced on Tuesday that she had won the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY. 

Two Coast Guard Cutters Headed to NAS Pensacola

Two Coast Guard cutters will be homeported in the Florida Panhandle in the immediate future. 

Liberal Group Democracy for America Endorses Andrew Gillum

On Monday, liberal group Democracy for America (DFA), founded by former Gov. Howard Dean of Vermont who won national attention for his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, endorsed Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to be Florida’s next governor. 

GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Bob White Gives Special Session Low Marks

Bob White, the chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida and currently a candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, gave the Florida Legislature low marks for the special session it held last week. 

Perry Thurston Endorses Andrew Gillum for Governor

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum reeled in the support of a prominent Broward County Democrat as he continues his bid to be Florida’s next governor. 

Jeff Clemens Backs Andrew Gillum for Governor

Incoming Florida Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, endorsed Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to be the Sunshine State’s next governor on Wednesday. 

Julian Castro Endorses Andrew Gillum for Governor

Former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Sec. Julian Castro, considered by many Democrats to be one of their party’s rising stars, announced on Monday that he was backing Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to be Florida’s next governor. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Doubles Down Against Obama's Cuba Policies

Two years after President Barack Obama announced the start of normalization efforts with the Castro regime in Cuba, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., one of the leading Republicans on Capitol Hill on international issues, continued to oppose those policies. 

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