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Obama, Rubio, Rick Scott Upside Down in Florida

May 11, 2016 - 8:15am
Marco Rubio, Barack Obama and Rick Scott

Barack Obama may have carried the Sunshine State twice but he’s upside down with Florida voters are still divided on even as they generally support his nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court while two Florida Republicans are also underwater. 

Trump and Clinton Running Neck and Neck in Florida

May 10, 2016 - 10:30am

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday claims the 2016 presidential election is statistically tied in Florida, with Hillary Clinton winning 43 percent of the vote or Bernie Sanders winning 44 percent, to Donald Trump's 42 percent.

Last Performing Ringling Elephants Arrive at Retirement Home

May 9, 2016 - 6:00am
Elephants at their new Polk City home

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus' 11 remaining Asian elephants, after final May 1 performances in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Providence, R.I., arrived last Thursday at Ringling's Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City. The elephants joined Ringling's herd of 29 to live out their days.

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.

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