Hillary Clinton has a slight lead over Donald Trump in Florida, a new poll finds--and adding Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush to the ticket won’t help Republicans flip the Sunshine State.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running close in Florida which looks poised to remain the largest swing state in presidential elections, a new poll shows.
CBS News released a poll over the weekend showing Clinton at 43 percent and Trump right behind her at 42 percent. When Bernie Sanders replaces Clinton as the Democratic nominee, he ties Trump at 44 percent apiece.
Bernie Sanders is going after Debbie Wasserman Schultz, endorsing her primary opponent and saying he would not keep her in charge of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) if elected president.
On Thursday, Southwest Florida Republican Congressman Curt Clawson stunned the political world as he announced he will not run for reelection to focus on his ailing father. “Since my mother’s passing last year, our family has gone through significant change and transition,” Clawson said. “I believe that now is a good time to pass the baton and spend more time close to home."
A resolution from two congressional representatives from Florida urging Germany to “fulfill its moral responsibility to Holocaust survivors and urgently provide the financial resources necessary to ensure that Survivors live in dignity and comfort in their remaining years” cleared a key committee vote this week.
The two congressional representatives from Florida who lead the House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee brought a resolution backing a longterm Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on military assistance between the U.S. and Israeli governments.
With more than 110 cases of Zika already reported in the Sunshine State, Florida’s two senators have teamed up to fund President Barack Obama’s request for $1.9 billion to fight that virus, almost twice the amount Congress is willing to provide.
Congressional hopeful Ken Sukhia beat out his Republican primary rivals in a straw poll held at the end of last week by conservative group Florida Family Policy Council.
The straw poll was held after a debate in Tallahassee on Thursday. Sukhia, who served as U.S. attorney in North Florida under President George H.W. Bush, took 42 percent of the vote with Tallahassee attorney Mary Thomas in second with 28 percent. Dr. Neal Dunn and businessman Jeff Moran are also running in the Republican primary.
The Florida congressional district is set to radically change after the November elections. Between redistricting, some unexpected retirements and four 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.
Running for the Republican nomination to replace Marco Rubio in the Senate, Congressman Ron DeSantis brought out a bill to Thursday to crack down on child predators.