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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. 

Montford's First Commerce and Tourism Committe Meeting to Focus on Hurricane Recovery

Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism, will lead the committee’s first meeting on hurricane effects and recovery efforts across the business community in Florida.
“Hurricane Irma was a catastrophic storm, the likes of which Florida has never seen,” Montford said in a press statement Wednesday. “We continue to face the long and complicated process of recovery statewide, from our businesses and tourist industry, the school systems, to agriculture and infrastructure, there was not an entity left untouched.

Insurance Task Force Created to Provide Advice to Lawmakers, Constituents

Responding to people’s confusion and frustration about their rights related to claims, the Florida Justice Association (FJA) announced Monday the creation of the FJA Insurance Emergency Response Task Force of leading insurance attorneys to assist Florida lawmakers and their constituents who have property insurance questions.

Hillary Goes Gunning for the NRA

Hillary Clinton lashed out at the National Rifle Association Monday, saying in a tweet, “Our grief isn’t enough, we can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.”

SFWMD Moving Water in Anticipation of Tropical Disturbance

South Florida Water Management District gates and flood control structures in the Upper Kissimmee Chain of Lakes are operating at maximum practical capacity to lower water levels in anticipation of a tropical disturbance passing over South Florida, according to a SFWMD statement. 

The disturbance is expected to drop heavy rains over areas still recovering from high water caused by Hurricane Irma. The SFWMD is coordinating with local water managers and drainage districts to prepare for the storm's expected impacts.

Mark Bircher Endorses Berny Jacques in HD66 Primary

Former congressional candidate and Brigadier Gen. Mark Bircher is giving political newcomer Berny Jacques the green light for his campaign in Florida's 66th House District.

Gov. Scott Thanks First Responders with Free Fishing Licenses

Speaking in Sanford, Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Florida’s law enforcement officers and first responders "will be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing beginning today through June 30, 2018." 

Polk and Volusia Counties Flip from Democrat to Republican

As a result of the Republican Party of Florida's Project Majority Red, the party's statewide voter registration effort, Polk and Volusia Conty have both moved from majority Democrat to majority Republican, RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia has announced.

“... Polk and Volusia counties have officially joined the ranks and flipped,” Ingoglia said Wednesday. “For several election cycles, we have tirelessly worked to train and empower our grassroots leaders of the Republican Party because they are the lifeline to expanding our party. 



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