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Allen West Open to Taking on Marco Rubio in 2016

On Wednesday, former Congressman Allen West left open the possibility of challenging U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in a Republican primary come 2016.

"We'll see what happens down the pike," West said about taking on Rubio in 2016. "God will set my feet on the right path."

Appearing as a guest co-host on WMALs Mornings on the Mall in Washington, D.C., West acknowledged that defeating Rubio would be a tall order and could benefit Democrats.

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Florida TaxWatch: Trade Missions Help State's Economy

With Gov. Rick Scott in France this week to promote Florida, Florida TaxWatch released a report on Wednesday morning on the importance such trade missions have on the Sunshine States economy.

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Florida Legislature Continues to Receive Low Grades from Voters

After reaching an all-time low in March, Floridians are starting to approve more of the Florida Legislature according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University -- but voters from across the state continue to hold a low opinion of the state legislative branch.

The poll finds 49 percent of Florida voters disapprove of the Legislature while only 32 percent approve of it. In a Quinnipiac poll from March, a record low 25 percent approved of the Legislature while a majority -- 52 percent -- said they disapproved of it.

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Stand Your Ground Law Remains Popular With Florida Voters

A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Florida voters continue to support a stand your ground law more than a year after the Trayvon Martin shooting incident. A clear majority -- 57 percent -- of those surveyed continue to support the law while 36 percent say they oppose it. These numbers are essentially unchanged from when Quinnipiac asked the same question in May and June 2012 and in March 2013: In all three cases, 56 percent said they support the law.

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Hillary Beats Out Jeb Bush and Rubio in Q-Poll of Florida

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the favorite to be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, beats out two possible Republican presidential candidates in their own back yards according to a poll released Wednesday morning.

A poll from Quinnipiac University shows Clinton with a solid lead over former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida. Clinton beats out Bush 50 percent to 43 percent. She does even better against Rubio, besting him 53 percent to 41 percent.

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Ander Crenshaw Honored for Standing Against Malaria

U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., was honored on Tuesday for his work against malaria. Malaria No More awarded Crenshaw and U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., with the Malaria Action Award and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., with the Malaria Action Award.

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Rubio on Immigration Reform: 'I Don’t Believe that this is the Salvation or the Doom of the GOP'

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio appeared on Bill Bennetts radio show to weigh in on immigration reform. Rubio insisted that his support for immigration reform has nothing to do with politics and rejected arguments that it will help or hurt the Republicans.

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Rick Scott Announces Vision Systems Headed to Space Coast

On Tuesday, still in France where he attended the Paris Air Show, Gov. Rick Scott announced that Vision Systems, a company based in France that supplies transportation companies, will launch a project in Melbourne which will create 40 jobs and bring $1.2 million to the Space Coast. Melbourne beat out locations in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas to host the 12,000-square-foot facility.

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Chris Christie's Presidential Hopes Not Popular in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is in great shape to win a second term in November-- but that doesnt mean that voters in the Garden State want him to seek the presidency in 2016.


Rasmussen Reports unveiled a poll on Tuesday showing only 37 percent of New Jersey voters want him to run for the presidency in 2016 while 41 percent do not think he should seek the White House. A large segment of voters -- 22 percent -- are undecided.

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Mike Fasano Honored by Florida Sheriffs Association

On Monday, the Florida Sheriffs Association honored Rep. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, as their 2013 Legislative Champion. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco presented the award to Fasano.

I have long advocated on behalf of Floridas law enforcement community, Fasano said in a statement. I am humbled that the Florida Sheriffs Association has honored me with this cherished award. I look forward to continuing to work with the sheriffs to make certain that our community and our state are as safe as possible.

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