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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. 

Marco Rubio, Tammy Baldwin Push for Justice for Holocaust Survivors

July 11, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio and Tammy Baldwin

Florida Republican Marco Rubio is leading the charge on Capitol Hill to ensure property seized by Nazi Germany and its allies during the Holocaust will be restored to families. 

Rubio Hopes to Avoid Trump

July 9, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio and Donald Trump

Marco Rubio continues to avoid associating with presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Rubio will not attend the Republican convention later this month in Cleveland. 

House Passes Ross' Plan to Reform Federal Employees' "Official Time" for Unions

July 7, 2016 - 8:45am
Dennis Ross

Florida Republican Dennis Ross, part of the congressional leadership as senior deputy majority whip, scored a win this week as his proposal to ensure federal employees can’t milk the clock on the taxpayers’ dime for union activities passed the House. 

Rubio's, Ros-Lehtinen's Extension of Sanctions on Maduro Regime Passes Congress

July 7, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

On Wednesday, the U.S. House voted to extend sanctions on the Maduro regime in Venezuela for another three years with members of the Florida delegation leading the charge. 

Originally sponsored by Florida Republican Marco Rubio and New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez in the Senate, the sanctions target “government officials and others in Venezuela who violate human rights, suppress political opposition, and commit violence against peaceful protestors.”

VP Contender Joni Ernst, Carly Fiorina Headed to AFP Event in Orlando

July 6, 2016 - 9:30am
Joni Ernst and Carly Fiorina

Over the Labor Day weekend, the traditional start of the presidential election homestretch, the Florida chapter of conservative group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) will host an event in Orlando with a potential vice presidential candidate speaking. 

Germany Agrees to Further Aid Holocaust Survivors

July 5, 2016 - 7:15pm
Ted Deutch

Members of the Florida delegation are declaring victory after Germany agreed on Tuesday to provide more financial assistance to Holocaust survivors. Germany announced it would lift caps on assistance to Holocaust survivors for home care.

Earlier this year, a senator and two congressional representatives from Florida out a measure urging Germany to “fulfill its moral responsibility to Holocaust survivors and urgently provide the financial resources necessary to ensure that Survivors live in dignity and comfort in their remaining years.”

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