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Rubio Goes to Bat for NRSC as Reelection Buzz Builds

May 31, 2016 - 12:45pm
Marco Rubio

Even as Donald Trump and the GOP Senate leadership urge him to run for a second term, Florida Republican Marco Rubio went to bat for the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) on Tuesday. 

During his campaign for Republican presidential nomination, Rubio insisted he would not run for another term in the Senate. But Republicans are increasingly nervous about losing control of the Senate in November as GOP senators in blue states--Mark Kirk of Illinois, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania--look vulnerable.

Jerry Brown Rides In to Rescue Old Foe Hillary Clinton

May 31, 2016 - 12:30pm
Bernie Sanders, Jerry Brown and Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton might have sealed the deal for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday thanks in part to an old foe. 

Florida Voices: State Leaders Remember Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day

May 30, 2016 - 3:00pm

Florida politicians joined the rest of the country in remembering those who have served in the armed forces or lost their lives on Memorial Day. 

Memorial Day has a lengthy history in the United States, where it has been celebrated since 1868. The holiday honors Americans who have died while serving in the military. 

Here are some Memorial Day reactions from around the state:

 

Gov. Rick Scott:
Gov. Scott ordered the flags statewide be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day to remember the fallen soldiers. 

Trump Wants Rubio to Stay in the Senate

May 27, 2016 - 10:30am
Marco Rubio and Donald Trump

Despite their animosity in the Republican presidential primaries, Donald Trump wants Marco Rubio to run for a second term in the Senate. 

Rubio Ready to Help Out Trump

May 27, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio and Donald Trump

Despite the bad blood between them during the presidential primaries, Marco Rubio said he is more than willing to help Donald Trump’s campaign and will go to the GOP convention in Cleveland this summer. 

GOP Leadership Urges Rubio Run Again for Senate

May 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
Marco Rubio

With a month left to change his mind, Marco Rubio is facing more pressure to run for a second term in the Senate.

Rubio had been pretty clear during his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination that he did not plan to run for another term in the Senate. But Republicans are increasingly nervous about losing control of the Senate in November as GOP senators in blue states--Mark Kirk of Illinois, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania--look vulnerable. 

Trump: Jeb Bush Will Come Around

May 25, 2016 - 6:45pm

Jeb Bush will come around and back him, Donald Trump told a crowd in California on Wednesday. Unlike most of Trump’s others dispatched rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush hasn’t endorsed the presumptive nominee. Rick Santorum was the latest former rival to throw his support behind Trump, endorsing him earlier this week. 

Gus Bilirakis Auditions for House Committee Chairmanship

May 25, 2016 - 6:00am
Gus Bilirakis

Even while he is enjoying a taste of the national spotlight, Gus Bilirakis has one of the easier assignments of any Florida congressional representative this year. 

Curt Clawson's Retirement Sets Off a Scramble in Southwest Florida

May 24, 2016 - 6:00am
Francis Rooney, Curt Clawson and Chauncey Goss

Curt Clawson’s surprise announcement that he would not run for another term has set off a mad dash to replace him. Clawson did not do anyone any favors in his timing as potential candidates have until June 24 to get in the race. So far, Chauncey Goss and Francis Rooney have jumped in the Republican primary while Matt Caldwell and Paige Kreegel, who ran twice before, are contemplating entering the field.

Florida Voters Back Medical Marijuana, Transgender Bathroom Law

May 23, 2016 - 12:15pm

Florida voters remain open to supporting a proposed state constitutional amendment on medical marijuana and back the idea of a law for transgender individuals using “bathrooms that correspond to their gender at birth rather than their gender identity,” a new poll shows. 

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