Potential recounts in Florida grew Thursday, with the governor’s race entering the range for an automatic recount two days after Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded to Republican opponent Ron DeSantis.
Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell declared victory Tuesday night as he held a narrow advantage in the contest to succeed term-limited Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
Former Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Ashley Moody will replace her friend, term-limited Attorney General Pam Bondi, as the state’s next top lawyer.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis became the biggest one-year recipient of state matching funds as he received another large check leading up to Tuesday’s election.
DeSantis received a check for $363,575 on Friday, bringing to $2.67 million his total from the program, which provides matches for individual contributions of $250 or less to statewide candidates’ campaigns.
Races in seven Florida congressional districts continue to draw national attention as Democrats and Republicans battle for control of the U.S. House in Tuesday’s elections.
Time will fly for the next governor to get a new administration up and running between Tuesday’s election and the Jan. 8 inauguration.
At least that’s the message Florida TaxWatch is trying to send to Republican nominee Ron DeSantis and Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum.
The state’s tourism-marketing arm wants to send a message to potential visitors: Hurricane damage and fish-killing red tide don’t cover all of the Sunshine State.
National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer this week sent out a blistering critique of Democratic agriculture-commissioner candidate Nikki Fried, who opened October by saying she would curtail Hammer’s access to the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
With projections that more oranges and grapefruits will be produced in Florida over the next nine months, the state Department of Citrus got a slightly bigger budget Wednesday.
Northwest Florida counties digging out and starting to rebuild after Hurricane Michael will be asked to reevaluate their priority lists for BP oil-spill money.