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Obama Upside Down in Florida, Other Officials in Better Shape

July 14, 2016 - 9:00am
Rick Scott, Barack Obama and Bill Nelson

President Barack Obama is underwater in Florida, a state he carried twice, a new poll shows but officials holding statewide officer are in better shape. 

Quinnipiac University released a poll on Thursday morning showing a majority of those surveyed--53 percent--disapprove of Obama while 44 percent approve of him. Obama creates a partisan divide with 89 percent of Democrats approving of him and 91 percent of Republicans disapproving of him. A majority of voters outside the major parties--56 percent--disapprove of Obama while 40 percent approve of him. 

Rubio Easily Besting Murphy, Grayson

July 14, 2016 - 8:00am
Alan Grayson, Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy

A new poll is showing Marco Rubio routing two Democratic congressmen as the GOP looks to hold onto a Senate seat in Florida. 

Quinnipiac University released a poll on Thursday morning showing Rubio ahead of Patrick Murphy 50 percent to 37 percent. Rubio also leads Alan Grayson 50 percent to 38 percent.

Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, noted that Rubio deciding to run for a second term at the last minute, despite promising not to run again, hasn't hurt him. 

Rubio, Miller Team Up Again on VA Reform

July 13, 2016 - 4:00pm
Marco Rubio and Jeff Miller

Two Florida Republicans are once again teaming up to try to reform the Veterans Affairs Department. 

John Bolton Doubles Down on Marco Rubio, Ron DeSantis

July 13, 2016 - 11:00am
Marco Rubio, John Bolton and Ron DeSantis

After endorsing them last month, one of the most prominent Republicans on foreign policy doubled down on his support of Florida Republicans Marco Rubio and Ron DeSantis on Wednesday. 

Donald Trump Bounces Back in Florida Against Hillary Clinton

July 13, 2016 - 8:00am
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Questions about Hillary Clinton’s ethics have led Donald Trump to bounce back in the Sunshine State, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

Ros-Lehtinen Wants to Stop U.S. Banks from Helping Nicaraguan Regime

July 12, 2016 - 6:45pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Congressional representatives from the Sunshine State want to ensure the Ortega regime in Nicaragua won’t be able to access loans from American banks. 

Two Florida GOP Congressmen Ranked as Most Vulnerable

Jeb Bush Ready to Hit the Stump for David Jolly

July 11, 2016 - 8:45am
David Jolly, Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist

After flopping in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Jeb Bush is ready to hit the campaign trail again. 

The former governor will take the stump for Congressman David Jolly who is running to defend his seat in Pinellas County. Jolly is expected to face former Governor Charlie Crist who succeeded Bush in the governor’s mansion before leaving the GOP to run with no party affiliation for the Senate in 2010 and then for governor in 2014 as the Democratic nominee.  

As he announced his support for Jolly, Bush held his fire. 

What Do You Think? Should Marco Go to Cleveland?

July 11, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says he'll give the Republican National Convention a miss, spending the week instead campaigning at home where he faces an August primary and surviving that, a very competitive general election.

Visible as he was during the Republican presidential debates, is he making the wrong statement to the nation and to presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump by staying behind? You decide here, in Sunshine State News' poll.

Rubio Wants to Take Ex-Im Bank Out of Boeing's Deal with Iran

July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Peter Roskam

Florida Republican Marco Rubio has joined up with other GOP senators, including once and possible future presidential rival Ted Cruz of Texas, to unveil a bill ensuring the Export-Import Bank can’t provide Iran assistance. 



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