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Qualifying Ends in Senate Race as Rubio Aims for Second Term

June 25, 2016 - 6:00am
Alan Grayson, Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy

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. 

Todd Wilcox Leaves Senate Race, Backs Marco Rubio

June 24, 2016 - 9:45am
Todd Wilcox

On Friday, businessman and Army veteran Todd Wilcox ended his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. 

Former GOP Rivals Back Rubio Even as Rick Scott Holds Off

June 23, 2016 - 12:15pm
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott

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. 

John Bolton Throws Support Behind Rubio, DeSantis

June 23, 2016 - 11:45am
Ron DeSantis, John Bolton and Marco Rubio

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.

Jeff Moran Ends Bid, Backs Ken Sukhia in CD 2

June 23, 2016 - 11:30am
Ken Sukhia and Jeff Moran

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. 

Senate Leadership Fund Files FEC Complaint Against Patrick Murphy, Charlie Crist

June 23, 2016 - 10:15am
Patrick Murphy

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.

Florida Divided Over Transgenders and Bathrooms

June 23, 2016 - 9:00am

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. 

Zika Remains a Major Concern for Florida Voters

June 23, 2016 - 8:45am

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. 

DeSantis Ends Senate Bid, Pursues Reelection to Congress

June 22, 2016 - 2:30pm
Ron DeSantis

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. 

Lopez-Cantera Ends Senate Bid, Endorses Rubio

June 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Carlos López-Cantera

With his friend and ally Marco Rubio running for a second term in the Senate, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera bowed out of the Senate race on Wednesday morning. 

Lopez-Cantera met with Rubio last week after the jihadist terrorist attack in Orlando and urged his friend to run for a second term. On Wednesday, with reports out that Rubio was running for reelection, Lopez-Cantera ended his Senate bid. 

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