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Francis Rooney Backs Javier Manjarres' Congressional Bid

Continuing his bid to topple U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., at the end of last week, Republican congressional hopeful Javier Manjarres, best known for his Shark Tank blog, unveiled the support of U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla.

Florida Seaports Report: Growth in Cargo and Cruise Continues

Cargo and cruise ship business at Florida seaports is booming. The Florida Ports Council's “Connecting Commerce: The 2018-2022 Five-Year Florida Seaport Mission Plan,” released Monday, provides the evidence in updated figures on international trade, cargo data and cruise activity.

Tim Canova Wants Scott to Remove Broward Elections Supervisor

Democrat-turned-Independent Tim Canova called on Gov. Rick Scott Thursday to suspend and replace Brenda Snipes, the Broward County supervisor of elections who illegally destroyed the paper ballots cast in his Aug. 30, 2016 primary against Congressional District 23 incumbent Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Canova lost the election, pulling 43 percent of the vote to Wasserman Schultz's 56 percent. 

Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón Endorses Rick Scott

Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón endorsed Gov. Rick Scott’s bid for U.S. Senate at an event Tuesday in Kissimmee. Congresswoman González-Colón recognized Scott’s continued work supporting Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and his commitment to the Puerto Rican community.

Lake Ray Running for Duval County Tax Collector

Former state Rep. Lake Ray, a Republican, announced on Tuesday that he is running for Duval County Tax Collector. 

NSF Breaking Story: Court Grants Stay in Felons' Rights Battle

In a victory for Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet, the News Service of Florida (NSF) reports a federal appeals court Wednesday night blocked a lower-court ruling that set a Thursday deadline for revamping the state’s process of restoring felons’ voting rights. 

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, finding that the current system of restoring rights is unconstitutional, ordered last month that the state quickly change the process. But a panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay of Walker’s order.

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RNC's $13.8 Million in March Breaks Party's Record

March fundraising numbers are in, says the Republican National Committee, and the RNC set a new fundraising record for the month of March. The Committee announced it raked in $13.8 million last month.

FOX News Channel, RPOF to Team Up on Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate

FOX News Channel (FNC) and the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) announced Thursday they will partner for a nationally televised 2018 Florida Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate on Thursday, June 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST in Orlando.  

Marco Rubio Names Michael Needham as Chief of Staff

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., named Michael Needham, the CEO for Heritage Action for America, as his chief of staff. 

SFWMD Approves Land Purchase from Willing Seller for EAA Reservoir

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board on Thursday approved a key land purchase from a willing seller. The parcel is necessary to build the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir as called for in 2017's Senate Bill 10.



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