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Republicans beginning to make peace with Donald Trump as nominee

Republicans beginning to make peace with Donald Trump as nominee

They thought it was impossible. Some still fear it. Others can barely believe it. But leading Republicans are beginning to accept the idea that Donald Trump will be their party's presidential nominee. In the wake of the businessman's commanding wins in five Eastern states this week, a growing number of national Republicans and GOP lawmakers…

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Hillary Clinton’s Florida effort to be led by former DSCC head Simone Ward

Hillary Clinton’s Florida effort to be led by former DSCC head Simone Ward

Simone Ward will direct Hillary Clinton's Florida campaign. The 38-year-old Ward had been serving as the national political director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the past year, the first African-American ever to do so. According to a biography of her published in The Atlantic, Ward began her political year while still attending Oklahoma City University, where she…

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The long, hard road to voting rights continues for Floridian felons

The long, hard road to voting rights continues for Floridian felons

Desmond Meade, the president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, once stood by a set of train tracks, waiting for the train to come. He intended to step in front of the train when it came. It was only by virtue of the train not coming that day that he didn't. Instead, he walked over…

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera agrees with controversial Donald Trump wall proposal

Carlos Lopez-Cantera agrees with controversial Donald Trump wall proposal

In an interview Wednesday with Craig Patrick, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera found some common ground with Donald Trump, whom he said he did not think he could support for President earlier this year. Lopez-Cantera said that the wall on the Mexican border, a signature Trump proposal, could be part of a comprehensive solution to the problems created by…

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Florida campaign weekender, April 30-May 1

Florida campaign weekender, April 30-May 1

Election Day is still five months off, but it's never too early kick off  your ground game in today's nearly permanent campaign seasons. The weekend will be chock-full of electioneering activity. Here's a listing of some of what's going on from April 30-May 1, during the so-called "off-season": Saturday, April 30 The Democratic Progressive Caucus will hold its…

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David Jolly refutes charges of lying in 60 Minutes story about fundraising requirement

David Jolly refutes charges of lying in 60 Minutes story about fundraising requirement

David Jolly is at war with a part of his own party. The National Republican Campaign Committee is pushing back hard on that "60 Minutes" piece that aired Sunday featuring the Pinellas County congressman, and specifically his legislation that would ban federal office holders from raising campaign contributions. In a letter penned by NRCC Executive Director Rob Simms to…

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Rick Scott names 3 to Judicial Nominating Commissions

Rick Scott names 3 to Judicial Nominating Commissions

On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced three appointments to two Judicial Nominating Commissions. Seventh Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission Andrew Morgan, 37, of Saint Augustine, is a partner with Canan Law, P.A. He fills a vacant seat for a term ending July 1, 2018. The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court covers Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia…

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Alan Abramowitz makes final cut for judgeship

Alan Abramowitz makes final cut for judgeship

The head of the state’s child-advocate program has made the final cut to become a north Florida circuit judge. The 2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announced that Alan Abramowitz and five others had been recommended to Gov. Rick Scott to fill a slot being vacated by current Judge George Reynolds III. He sits in Tallahassee. Abramowitz, executive director of…

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Insurance interests “look forward” to new commissioner

Insurance interests “look forward” to new commissioner

Insurance-related concerns reacted with cautious optimism to Friday's naming of David Altmaier as Florida's new Insurance Commissioner. “The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida is committed to working with the new commissioner to increase the health and stability of the property and casualty insurance market in Florida,’’ Executive Director Michael Carlson said in a statement. The…

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