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Rick Scott Jumps in Against Bill Nelson so Let's Get Ready to Rumble

April 9, 2018 - 9:15am
Bill Nelson and Rick Scott

Rick Scott is off and running against Bill Nelson as the Republican looks to claim the Holy Grail of Florida politics: moving from the Governor’s Mansion to the U.S. Senate.

As the governor starts his Senate bid on Monday, history isn’t exactly on Scott’s side. Only three governors in Florida history ever made it to the Senate after their time in Tallahassee:  Spessard Holland, Bob Graham and Napoleon Bonaparte Broward who died before he could take his Senate seat. 

Martin O'Malley Continues Efforts to Help Democrats in Florida

April 8, 2018 - 9:00pm

A once and possibly future Democratic presidential hopeful is getting increasingly active in the Sunshine State. 

Former Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Mary., is scheduled to be in South Florida on Monday as he helps out Democratic candidate Javier Fernandez who is running in a special election for an open House seat scheduled on May 1. 

Through his Win Back Your State PAC, O’Malley went to bat for Fernandez on Friday, calling on Democrats to support the candidate. 

Francis Rooney Backs Trump's Idea for National Guard to Secure the Border, Calls on Congress to Do More

April 8, 2018 - 9:00pm

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., who is serving as the vice chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee despite having spent just 15 months in Congress, applauded the Trump administration for stationing the national guard on the border to curb illegal immigration but insisted more needed to be done. 

Rooney weighed in on the matter towards the end of last week. 

Vern Buchanan Urges State Department to Cut Off All Funds to Palestinian Authority

April 4, 2018 - 10:00pm
Vern Buchanan

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., doubled down on his opposition to taxpayer funds going to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday, urging the U.S. State Department to cut off all support. 

Buchanan wrote acting U.S. Sec. of State John Sullivan on the matter on Wednesday, noting that the Palestinian Authority was still financially backing terrorists. 

Gus Bilirakis Continues the Fight Against Medicare Fraud

April 4, 2018 - 6:00am
Gus Bilirakis

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., scored a win this week as he continues his efforts to crack down on Medicare fraud. 

Dennis Ross Doubles Down on his Zero Based Budgeting Proposal

April 2, 2018 - 6:00pm
Dennis Ross

U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the GOP congressional leadership in his role as senior deputy majority whip, continues to fight for his “Zero-based Budgeting Ensures Responsible Oversight (ZERO) Act” legislation.

Alan Grayson Looks Poised to Try Another Political Comeback

March 31, 2018 - 6:00am
Alan Grayson

Alan Grayson looks poised to attempt another political comeback. Now the question is what is he running for. 

Charlie Crist Urges Interior Department to Offer More Protection for Manataees

March 30, 2018 - 6:00am
Charlie Crist

This week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., once again urged the U.S. Interior Department to reverse its decision downgrading the Florida manatee’s status from “endangered” to “threatened.”

Marco Rubio, Tammy Baldwin Want Poland to Do More for Holocaust Survivors

March 27, 2018 - 6:15pm
Marco Rubio and Tammy Baldwin

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., to round up more than half of their Senate colleagues to urge Poland to do more to help Holocaust victims. 

Vern Buchanan Gets Horse Slaughter Ban and Funds to Fight Red Tide Across the Finish Line

March 27, 2018 - 6:00am
Vern Buchanan

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., scored some wins this month as his proposals fighting red tide and horse slaughter were signed into law. 

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