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Third-party gubernatorial candidate rejects ‘spoiler’ argument

First the vote. Then the “spoiler” charge. After every close election, the inevitable post-game narrative involves some variation of “did …

Report: Feds looking into changed dates on election docs

Federal prosecutors are examining date changes on “cure affidavits,” forms used to change information on ballots lacking such. The Department …

Joe Henderson: Bay County voters show need for expanded options

It’s wonderful that while dealing with the catastrophe wrought by Hurricane Michael, more than 140 Bay County voters did their …

Early recount totals show little change

Recounts wrapping up in small and mid-sized counties are showing few changes to initial results in the races for Governor, …

Matt Caldwell doesn’t want to win recount by ‘legal loophole’

Republican Matt Caldwell says he thought it was mathematically impossible for him to lose the Florida Agriculture Commissioner race when …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

David Simmons selected Senate President Pro Tempore

State Sen. David Simmons is primed to be the upper chamber’s second-in-command during the 2019 and 2020 Legislative Sessions. Senate …

Personnel note: Chris Hudson moves up to AFP national post

A veteran of one of Florida’s most influential policy groups is going national. Chris Hudson, state director for Americans For …

Rick Scott, Cabinet poised to take up FPL projects

Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet next week could sign off on a plan by Florida Power & Light …

Sarah Catalanotto, Laura Hampson: After hurricane, air medical services was rural lifesaver

When Hurricane Michael ripped through our state last month as the third most powerful hurricane to ever make landfall in …

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