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Mike Hill Looks to Get Back to the Florida House By Slamming Gun Control Measures

April 11, 2018 - 9:00pm

Looking to make a political comeback and reclaim a seat in the Florida House, conservative Mike Hill came out swinging against gun control measures passed by the GOP controlled Legislature in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting.

Running in the Republican primary to replace outgoing state Rep. Clay Ingram to represent parts of Escambia County, Hill stressed his opposition to legislation passed in Tallahassee raising the minimum age to purchase guns from 18 to 21, sets up a three-day waiting period for buying rifles and bans bump stocks.  

Brian Fitzpatrick's, Stephanie Murphy's Bill Cracking Down on Stalkers Targeting Minors Clears the House

April 11, 2018 - 9:30am
Brian Fitzpatrick and Stephanie Murphy

This week, the U.S. House passed a measure from a Florida Democrat and a Pennsylvania Republican cracking down on stalkers targeting minors with overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Focuses on North Korea, China in Trip to Asia

April 9, 2018 - 4:15pm

While she is not running for another term, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the first woman to ever lead the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and currently the chair of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, continues to focus on international issues, including the current tensions with North Korea and China. 

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. 

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