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Vern Buchanan: Congress Needs to Investigate VA Nursing Homes

June 30, 2018 - 6:00am
Vern Buchanan

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is calling for a congressional investigation after reports found almost of VA nursing homes across the country are getting the lowest possible marks. 

Adam Putnam, Ron DeSantis Clash in First GOP Gubernatorial Debate

June 28, 2018 - 8:00pm
Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis

On Thursday night, at a debate held by the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) and broadcast across the country on Fox News, the two leading candidates for the GOP gubernatorial nomination clashed.

Martha MacCallum From FOX News Previews Debate Between Adam Putnam, Ron DeSantis

June 28, 2018 - 6:00am
Adam Putnam, Martha MacCallum and Ron DeSantis

On Thursday night, at a Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) event in Orlando, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will square off in this year’s first debate between the GOP gubernatorial hopefuls.

Maurice Ferre Endorses Gwen Graham for Governor

June 26, 2018 - 9:00am
Maurice Ferre and Gwen Graham

Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, the first Hispanic mayor of Miami and one of the most prominent Democrats who backed Republican Rick Scott’s gubernatorial bid in 2010, announced on Tuesday that he is backing former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., for governor. 

Gus Bilirakis' Proposal to Ensure Student Veterans Not Penalized by Colleges, Universities Gains Momentum

June 25, 2018 - 6:15pm
Elizabeth Warren, Gus Bilirakis and John Boozman

A Florida Republican’s proposal to make sure veterans are not financially penalized by colleges and universities as they wait for their federal education benefits is gaining traction on Capitol Hill. 

Marco Rubio Helps Shape Appropriations Bills on Capitol Hill

June 25, 2018 - 6:00am

Towards the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., scored a win when the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, on which he sits, passed bills with several provisions the Florida Republican championed. 

Adam Putnam Endorsed by Conservative Florida Family Action

June 20, 2018 - 5:45pm
Adam Putnam and John Stemberger

One of the leading social and religious conservative groups in Florida threw its support behind Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to be the Sunshine State’s next governor.

Jay Fant Ends AG Bid, Will Seek OFR Post

June 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Jay Fant

State Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, ended his bid for the Republican nomination to replace term limited Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to apply to serve as Commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR). 

Medical Marijuana Advocate Nikki Fried Enters Agriculture Commissioner Race

June 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Nikki Fried

Lobbyist Nikki Fried has entered the Democratic primary to be Florida’s next agriculture commissioner, launching her bid on Monday and showcasing her support for medical marijuana. 

Tom Garrett, Stephanie Murphy Get Bill Helping Drug Addicted Infants Through House

June 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Tom Garrett and Stephanie Murphy

Last week, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a bill from U.S. Reps. Tom Garrett, R-Va., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., ensuring states have plans ready to help infants born dependent on drugs. 

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