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Backroom Briefing: Not Wasting Any Time

November 15, 2018 - 1:45pm
Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott

As machine recounts and legal fights continued in three statewide races in the Nov. 6 election, candidates leading the contests started to act like winners.

With 25 Counties Finished Recounting, No Dramatic Changes in Vote Totals

November 14, 2018 - 6:00am

Recounts wrapping up in small and mid-sized counties are showing few changes to initial results in the races for governor, U.S. Senate and agriculture commissioner.

Nelson Camp Fires Back at Scott as Count Continues

November 9, 2018 - 2:30pm
Bill Nelson

An attorney for Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Friday compared Gov. Rick Scott’s use of a state law-enforcement agency to investigate the actions of elections officials in Palm Beach and Broward counties to a “Third World dictatorship.”

Gillum Back in the Governor's Hunt; Caldwell Slips behind Fried in Ag Race

November 8, 2018 - 4:45pm
Andrew Gillum, Nikki Fried and Matt Caldwell

Potential recounts in Florida grew Thursday, with the governor’s race entering the range for an automatic recount two days after Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded to Republican opponent Ron DeSantis.

Caldwell Claims Victory in Agriculture Commissioner Race

November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Matt Caldwell and his family Tuesday night

Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell declared victory Tuesday night as he held a narrow advantage in the contest to succeed term-limited Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

Ashley Moody Pulls Past Sean Shaw, Succeeds Bondi as Attorney General

November 6, 2018 - 10:30pm

Former Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Ashley Moody will replace her friend, term-limited Attorney General Pam Bondi, as the state’s next top lawyer.

DeSantis Has Record $2.67 Million in Matching Funds

November 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
Ron DeSantis

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis became the biggest one-year recipient of state matching funds as he received another large check leading up to Tuesday’s election.

DeSantis received a check for $363,575 on Friday, bringing to $2.67 million his total from the program, which provides matches for individual contributions of $250 or less to statewide candidates’ campaigns.

Big-Money Florida Congressional Races the Whole Nation Is Watching

November 2, 2018 - 1:45pm

Races in seven Florida congressional districts continue to draw national attention as Democrats and Republicans battle for control of the U.S. House in Tuesday’s elections.

Backroom Briefing: Transition for New Governor 'Can't Wait'

November 1, 2018 - 2:30pm
Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis

Time will fly for the next governor to get a new administration up and running between Tuesday’s election and the Jan. 8 inauguration.

At least that’s the message Florida TaxWatch is trying to send to Republican nominee Ron DeSantis and Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum.

Visit Florida Ready to Spend Big on Tourism Marketing after Hurricane, Red Tide

October 31, 2018 - 6:00am

The state’s tourism-marketing arm wants to send a message to potential visitors: Hurricane damage and fish-killing red tide don’t cover all of the Sunshine State.



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