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Crist Benefits as Eric Lynn Bows Out of CD 13

May 3, 2016 - 6:45pm
Charlie Crist and Eric Lynn

Charlie Crist’s chances for a successful political comeback went up on Tuesday as his main rival for the Democratic nomination to replace David Jolly in Congress shifted his focus to running for a state House seat. 

Adam Putnam Raises Profile, Champions Ag

May 3, 2016 - 2:45pm
Adam Putnam

Fresh off remarks that he’ll wait until after November to announce whether he will seek to claim the governor’s office when Rick Scott terms out, Adam Putnam continues to raise his statewide profile, kicking off an agricultural summit Wednesday hosted by some of Florida’s heavy hitters, in one of the state’s largest counties.

HUD Sends $9 Million to Fight Homelessness in Florida

May 3, 2016 - 2:00pm
Julian Castro

This week, HUD Secretary Julián Castro awarded $9.3 million will go to more than 50 programs helping the homeless across the Sunshine State. 

Ballard Partners Has Served Us Well -- Martin Officials Respond

May 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
Brian Ballard

Gabriella B. Ferraro, communications manager for Martin County, posted an explanation and defense of the county's lobbying programs and its lobbyist after Sunshine State News published Nancy Smith's April 29 column, "Brian Ballard's Worth the Disappointment, Reasons Martin Commission."  The SSN column followed a story in the local Treasure Coast News that reported Tallahassee lobbyist Ballard not only is Martin's chief lobbyist, but he lobbies for one of Martin's prime antagonists, All Aboard Florida.

Scott, Rubio, Nelson Contenders to be VP

May 2, 2016 - 6:00am
Bill Nelson, Rick Scott and Marco Rubio

Florida will once again be front and center in a presidential election come November as the largest swing state. 

Buchanan Wins Fight to Reinstate Green Beret Whistleblower

April 30, 2016 - 6:00am
Vern Buchanan

A Florida congressman cheered the news that a Green Beret was fully reinstated in the Army after he was forced out of service after reporting an Afghan ally abusing a child. “What took so long?” Vern Buchanan asked on Friday, after a review board determined Sgt. Charles Martland could remain in the service. 

Triumphant Rubio Talking up Major Everglades Restoration Coup at SFWMD

April 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio, at the South Florida Water Management District today, is meeting with scientists, then briefing District personnel and the media -- no doubt sharing news that the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), though not funded, is included in S.2848, the 2016 Water Resources Development Act.

Miller, Frankel Clash Over Trump

April 28, 2016 - 6:15pm
Lois Frankel, Donald Trump and Jeff Miller

Two congressional representatives from Florida offered very different takes on Donald Trump, the favorite for the Republican presidential nomination, on Thursday. 

Jeff Miller, the Panhandle Republican who chairs the House Veterans Affairs Committee, endorsed Trump, saying the businessman can clean up the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Miller is not running for reelection in November.  

Rubio Brings Out International Religious Liberty Bill

April 28, 2016 - 1:30pm
Marco Rubio

Florida Republican Marco Rubio brought out a bill to ensure the State Department does more to protect religious liberty across the globe on Thursday. 

Rubio Loses Ground, Nelson in Good Shape in Florida

April 28, 2016 - 8:00am
Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson

Morning Consult released its “Senator Approval Rankings” on Thursday and found the two senators from Florida are headed in different directions. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential bid has hurt his standing in the Sunshine State the new poll shows. Rubio is one of only six senators across the nation with disapproval higher than 40 percent. The poll shows 45 percent of Florida voters approve Rubio while 41 percent disapprove of him. 

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