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Todd Wilcox Following a Strategy That's Paid Off for Florida Republicans

February 28, 2017 - 12:30pm
Todd Wilcox

Hoping to replace Marco Rubio in the Senate, businessman, veteran and former CIA agent Todd Wilcox is taking a page from a very familiar political playbook: hitting his opponents as “career politicians.” 

Legislators, Lobbyists Prepare to Beat the Clock in Budget Special Session

May 29, 2015 - 2:15pm

Legislators and lobbyists are ready again to descend on Tallahassee, as the Florida Senate and House try to put together a budget, grapple with Medicaid expansion and tie up myriad loose ends during a special session that kicks off Monday.

While the Senate backs Medicaid expansion, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida House remain against it. This deadlock wasn’t broken in the regular session, mandating the need for the special session which is scheduled to last until June 20. The state Constitution mandates a new Florida budget by July 1.

Tony Fabrizio Joins Ron DeSantis' Senate Campaign

May 29, 2015 - 1:15pm

Continuing his bid for the U.S. Senate in next year’s election, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., brought in a familiar figure to serve as an adviser and his campaign’s pollster: Tony Fabrizio. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., currently running for the Republican presidential nomination, has said he will not run for a second term.

Democrats Keep Shooting Themselves in the Foot Over David Jolly

May 28, 2015 - 4:45pm

Democrats continued their comedy of errors against U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., on Thursday as an attack against the congressman misfired.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) launched a radio ad on Thursday bashing Jolly for voting for the “Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015,” which extended funding for the federal Highway Trust Fund for two months instead of seeking a long-term solution.

Florida Pushes Back Against Obama's Latest Rules on Water

May 28, 2015 - 4:45pm

The Obama administration is facing retaliation from Florida over its new “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule.

The White House and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claim the new rule will protect smaller bodies of water from pollution, including streams and tributaries, insisting these waterways are protected by the Clean Water Act.

Alvin Brown's Loss Just the Tip of the Iceberg for Florida Democrats' Woes

May 28, 2015 - 2:45pm

In last year’s elections, Florida Democrats lost big at the ballot box - -and 2015 hasn’t been any better for them.

Some Democratic pundits are spinning the Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown’s loss as the result of a race with a poor campaign. But, Democrats have not been faring well In local races this year, even in their backyard.

Senate Candidates DeSantis, Murphy Trot Out More Supporters

May 28, 2015 - 2:45pm

Two congressmen from Florida running for the U.S. Senate in 2016 claimed momentum on Thursday as they added to their lists of endorsements. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is currently running for the Republican presidential nomination and has said he will not seek a second term.

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., announced on Thursday that his U.S. Senate campaign had around $1.1 million cash on hand and major Republican donors were supporting his efforts.

Tom Rooney Ready to Take On EPA Over Obama's Latest Water Regs

May 27, 2015 - 3:15pm

A Florida congressman warned the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as it showcased its new “Clean Water Rule” on Wednesday that he will cut the purse strings if it looks to enact the latest round of regulations from the Obama White House.

The administration insists the new rule will protect smaller bodies of water from pollution, including streams and tributaries, insisting these waterways are protected by the Clean Water Act.

John Mica Warns of 'Airport Meltdowns' This Summer

May 27, 2015 - 12:30pm

With Memorial Day now in the rear view mirror, summer has unofficially kicked off which means Americans will increasingly travel on vacation. But a Florida congressman with a strong background on transportation and aviation issues released a report last week warning about “airport meltdowns” in the months to come.

Patrick Murphy Pushes Back After Club for Growth Goes on the Attack

May 27, 2015 - 12:45am

The Club for Growth, a PAC supporting free-market solutions in the economy, took sides in the potential Democratic primary to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in 2016, launching a new TV ad on Tuesday.

The new ad praises U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., for opposing the Export-Import Bank, while hitting Murphy for supporting it. The new TV spot starts on MSNBC on Wednesday. Murphy launched a bid for the Senate back in March while Grayson has left the door open to entering the contest. 



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