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NFL Kicks Off with Miami Dolphins as the Most Popular Team in Florida

September 8, 2016 - 8:45am

With the National Football League (NFL) season kicking off on Thursday night, the Miami Dolphins, who haven’t been to the Super Bowl in more than three decades, remain the most popular pro football team in the Sunshine State. 

Public Policy Polling (PPP) unveiled a poll on Wednesday asking Floridians who their favorite NFL team was. The Dolphins led the pack with 20 percent of those surveyed saying Miami was their favorite NFL team. 

In second place in Florida was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay is the favorite NFL team of 15 percent of those surveyed.

New York Yankees the Most Popular Baseball Team in Florida

September 7, 2016 - 6:45pm

Don’t look now but, according to a poll released on Wednesday, the most popular baseball team with Florida fans isn’t from the Sunshine State. It’s not even from this part of the United States. 

Florida Republicans Like the Idea of Mike Huckabee Running for Governor in 2018

September 7, 2016 - 5:15pm
Mike Huckabee

With buzz growing that he could run for governor of Florida in 2018, Mike Huckabee can at least count on the support of many Republicans across the Sunshine State. 

Medical Marijuana Amendment Looks Strong in Florida

September 7, 2016 - 2:45pm

A new poll shows Florida voters are likely to pass a proposed state constitutional amendment expanding medical marijuana use in the Sunshine State while a close Senate battle looms in 2018. 

Trump, Clinton Running Close in Florida

September 7, 2016 - 2:45pm
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

A new poll shows Florida is up for grabs in November. 

Presidential Ballot Set in Florida as Evan McMullin Falls Short

September 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
Donald Trump, Evan McMullin and Hillary Clinton

The presidential ballot is set in Florida as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will battle for the Sunshine State’s 29 electoral college votes in November. Florida is, once again, expected to be the largest swing state on the map. 

David Jolly Ranked Most Vulnerable Incumbent in Congress

Your Call: Did the Governor Step up to the Plate after the Hurricane?

September 6, 2016 - 5:30pm

Gov. Rick Scott spent most of Labor Day weekend touring damaged areas in Hurricane Hermine's path and working with the State Emergency Operations Center to muster as much help as quickly as possible to restore power to thousands of homes in Leon and Wakulla counties.

NRCC, DCCC Lay Out Game Plans for CD 18, CD 26

September 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
Joe Garcia and Carlos Curbelo

With two months to go until the election, both the GOP and the Democrats tipped their cards on what tactics they will embrace in two close congressional races in Florida. 

Vern Buchanan Wants Congress to Focus on Zika, National Security

September 6, 2016 - 11:30am
Vern Buchanan

As he returns to Washington D.C. for a high-profile session, a Florida Republican outlined what he thinks Congress should focus on.

Even as November’s elections loom on the horizon, Congress reconvened on Tuesday for a four week session. Florida Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan called for Congress to focus on a number of issues ranging from security to battling the Zika virus. 

Buchanan pushed a “short but important list of priorities that needs to be accomplished” in the weeks ahead. 

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