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Corcoran, House Leaders Add Names to List of Betsy DeVos Supporters

January 17, 2017 - 11:45am
Betsy DeVos, Richard Corcoran, Jose Felix Diaz, and Jose Oliva

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and two other state legislators have joined nearly 150 national lawmakers supporting President-elect Donald Trump's controversial pick for U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. 

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is set to take up DeVos' nomination on Tuesday. 

Corcoran was joined by state Reps. Jose Oliva and Jose Felix Diaz in expressing support for DeVos and other state-level leaders nationwide in the letter. 

Scott, Bush Say DeVos is Key to Strong Public Education, But Education Groups Disagree

January 16, 2017 - 5:45pm
Rick Scott, Betsy DeVos and Jeb Bush

Florida leaders are heaping praise on President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary as the clock counts down until her confirmation on Tuesday. 

Miami Superdonor Stephen Bittel Blows Out Contenders, Wins FDP Chairman Job

January 14, 2017 - 4:30pm
Dwight Bullard, Stephen Bittel and Alan Clendenin

Miami megadonor Stephen Bittel can add a new job to his resume: State Democrats elected him Saturday chairman of the Florida Democratic Party. 

Ingoglia Seals the Deal, Trounces Ziegler for RPOF Chair

January 14, 2017 - 11:15am
Blaise Ingoglia and Christian Ziegler

Republican Party of Florida chairman Blaise Ingoglia can hold his title for a little longer -- on Saturday, Ingoglia sealed his fate as the party’s new chair, knocking out opponent Christian Ziegler in one of the nastiest chair races in party history. 

Ingoglia took 152 votes to Ziegler’s 76 votes. 

Party Officials: Enough is Enough -- No More Mudslinging in RPOF Chair Race

January 11, 2017 - 10:15pm
Blaise Ingoglia and Christian Ziegler

The final stretch of the race to become the Republican Party of Florida's next chairman has turned nasty.

At the center of the controversy? Joe Gruters. 

Greg Steube: In Wake of Airport Shooting, Open Carry Needed Now More Than Ever

January 11, 2017 - 2:30pm
Greg Steube

Last week’s shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport hasn’t put a dent in Sen. Greg Steube’s plan to allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry their firearms in airports. In fact, it’s only strengthened his resolve to pass the legislation, which he says is desperately needed to prevent future mass shootings in the Sunshine State. 

RPOF Chair Hopeful Christian Ziegler Unveils Collaborative Website to Increase GOP Efficiency

January 10, 2017 - 5:15pm
Christian Ziegler

Christian Ziegler wants to make life a little easier for Republican state committeemen and women if they select him to be the Republican Party of Florida’s next chair.  Gone, Ziegler says, are the days of scrambling to quickly draft up press releases, make event flyers and reach out to voters. A new development is on the horizon -- and it will focus all on collaboration among the party faithful. 

Scott Unveils Plan to Raise Four-Year Graduation Rates, Expand Bright Futures

January 10, 2017 - 11:30am
Rick Scott

Not enough of Florida's college students are graduating in four years, Gov. Rick Scott says, but fear not -- Scott says he's got a plan to fix the problem. 

Rick Scott to Congress: It's Time to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

January 9, 2017 - 3:45pm

Like many Republicans, Gov. Rick Scott has repealing Obamacare on the brain now that President Barack Obama is leaving office. On Monday, Scott penned a letter to Congress calling for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to repeal and replace the president's controversial healthcare law.

Carlos Lopez-Cantera Backs Blaise Ingoglia for RPOF Chair

January 9, 2017 - 10:00am
Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Blaise Ingoglia

Florida Lieutenant Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera is signing off for Republican Party of Florida chairman Blaise Ingoglia, endorsing him for his reelection bid Monday morning.

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