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Dennis Ross Takes Trump's Side Over Paul Ryan

May 9, 2016 - 6:00am
Donald Trump, Dennis Ross and Paul Ryan

Dennis Ross might be part of Paul Ryan’s leadership team but the Florida Republican is on Donald Trump’s side in his feud with the House speaker.

DCCC Plans to Spend Big to Take out Curbelo

May 7, 2016 - 6:00am
Carlos Curbelo

Democrats are hoping to pick up some congressional seats and have one Florida Republican clearly in their sights. 

This week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced its first ad buys for the general election, purchasing more than $30 million for commercials around the country and almost $4 million of that being used to target freshman Republican Carlos Curbelo. 

Scott Claims No Interest in Being Trump's VP

May 5, 2016 - 9:00am
Rick Scott

Despite all the buzz that he would end up on Donald Trump’s shortlist, Rick Scott said he had no interest in being vice president. 

Asked Wednesday night if he would accept a bid to become Donald Trump's vice president, Gov. Rick Scott told millions of CNN viewers, "I like my job, I have two years and eight months to go and I'm going to stay in this job."

Rubio Tours Middle East, Warns of ISIS Threat

May 4, 2016 - 7:00pm
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio, who sits on  the Foreign Relations Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence, is in the Middle East this week, weighing in on military operations  as Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism continues to upend the region. 

Yoho, Murphy Look to Speed Up VA Claims

May 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
Ted Yoho and Patrick Murphy

Looking to speed up the backlog of VA claims, two Florida congressmen teamed up this week on a bill giving congressional offices read only access on claims. 

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. 



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