The Florida congressional district is set to radically change after the November elections. Between redistricting, some unexpected retirements and two representatives running for the U.S. Senate, almost half of the Sunshine State’s 27 congressional seats are in play in the primaries or the general election. With that many seats up for grabs, Florida can expect some differences in how it's represented starting in 2017.
Qualifying closed in Florida’s U.S. Senate race on Friday as Marco Rubio gears up to run for a second term.
After announcing on Wednesday that he would run again, Rubio chased out most of the Republican primary field. Congressman David Jolly pulled out last week even before Rubio launched his campaign. On Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Congressman Ron DeSantis dropped out of the race. While he said he would stay in regardless of what Rubio did, businessman and Army veteran Todd Wilcox bowed out of the race on Friday.
On Friday, businessman and Army veteran Todd Wilcox ended his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.
With Marco Rubio announcing on Wednesday that he would run for another term in the Senate, some of his former presidential rivals endorsed him but a prominent Florida Republican remains on the sidelines.
In the aftermath of Marco Rubio deciding to run for a second term in the Senate, one of the most prominent Republicans on foreign policy threw his support to the former presidential hopeful and Congressman Ron DeSantis for a third term.
Businessman and former police officer Jeff Moran ended his bid for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Congresswoman Gwen Graham and threw his support to Ken Sukhia on Thursday.
The Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission, pursuant to 52 U.S.C. § 30109(a)(1), against U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy and others, urging the commission to investigate what SLF alleges are illegal straw donations made to Murphy’s 2012 campaign for Congress and Charlie Crist’s 2010 campaign for the United States Senate.
A new poll shows Florida is divided on which bathrooms transgenders should use but against the idea of forcing public schools to allow transgendered students to use the bathrooms of the gender they identify with.
"The issue of transgender people and the use of public bathrooms finds voters split on exactly what should be done," said Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, on Thursday.
Floridians are concerned about the Zika virus, a new poll shows.
Quinnipiac University released a poll on Thursday morning which finds 22 percent of voters in the Sunshine State are very concerned about Zika while 40 percent are somewhat concerned about it. While 22 percent say they’re not so concerned about it, 15 percent say they aren’t concerned about Zika at all.
In the aftermath of Marco Rubio’s announcement on Wednesday that he would run for a second term in the Senate, Congressman Ron DeSantis pulled out of the race to run for a third term in Congress.