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Here’s why one progressive group now thinks Vern Buchanan’s seat is up for grabs

Here’s why one progressive group now thinks Vern Buchanan’s seat is up for grabs

A national progressive group now thinks Democrats can flip Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan's seat in November.In a Thursday release that included a video message from the comedian Andy Richter, Swing Left announced that it is addi...
Published: 09/21/18
73 Florida House Republicans send letter backing Judge Kavanaugh. Two from Tampa Bay didn’t sign.

73 Florida House Republicans send letter backing Judge Kavanaugh. Two from Tampa Bay didn’t sign.

All but two of the 75 Republicans in the Florida House have signed a letter calling for the U.S. Senate to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, calling his life and career "a model of civic virtue."The letter, originated by House Speake...
Published: 09/20/18
Lawsuit filed (again) over Gov. Scott appointing justices to state supreme court

Lawsuit filed (again) over Gov. Scott appointing justices to state supreme court

It's back: two groups that were previously told their case was "not ripe"filed a new lawsuit Thursday that alleges Gov. Rick Scott does not have the legal authority to appoint justices to the state supreme court, as three major vacancies lo...
Published: 09/20/18
March For Our Lives founder leaves the group, regrets trying to ‘embarrass’ Rubio

March For Our Lives founder leaves the group, regrets trying to ‘embarrass’ Rubio

WASHINGTON  — Cameron Kasky became one of the most recognizable faces of the March For Our Lives Movement after he helped raise millions of dollars in a matter of days for a gun-control rally and confronted Sen. Marco Rubio on television a...
Published: 09/20/18

Bill Nelson is ‘tired of waiting’ to meet with Kavanaugh, will make decision next week

Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson expressed frustration that he has yet to meet with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and said he will make a decision next week, even if he cannot meet with Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick during a week where...
Published: 09/20/18
Ron DeSantis on gambling, charter schools, differing from Rick Scott, and his concerns with student testing

Ron DeSantis on gambling, charter schools, differing from Rick Scott, and his concerns with student testing

Critics for months knocked Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis for failing to talk much about Florida issues are laying out anything but a vague, bare-boned agenda. Wait until the general election, the campaign said.Last weekend, as the f...
Published: 09/20/18
Tomato, Tomahto; Dee-Santis, Deh-Santis

Tomato, Tomahto; Dee-Santis, Deh-Santis

Floridians are just getting to know Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis – his agenda, his style, his story. Even if he becomes Florida's 46th governor, however, we may never figure out the biggest mystery of all:How the heck do you ...
Published: 09/20/18
Study: Mail ballots have higher rejection rates and they vary widely by county

Study: Mail ballots have higher rejection rates and they vary widely by county

A study of Florida's past two presidential elections finds that mail ballots were more likely to be rejected than votes cast at early voting sites or on election day.The study also found that mail ballots cast by youngest voters, blacks and Hispanics...
Published: 09/19/18
Updated: 09/20/18
Parkland dad rips Gillum for taking support from Broward Sheriff Israel

Parkland dad rips Gillum for taking support from Broward Sheriff Israel

Andrew Pollack, the father of slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Meadow Pollack, is ripping gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum for accepting financial support from Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.Following a Sun-Sentinel report that I...
Published: 09/19/18
Andrew Gillum’s political committee just raised $1.75 million in one week

Andrew Gillum’s political committee just raised $1.75 million in one week

Last week, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis asked why his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum was making so few public appearances in Florida.The answer, apparently: he was fundraising in Washington, D.C.Gillum's political commit...
Published: 09/19/18