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Matching funds gave boost to statewide winners

With candidates setting a record this year for pulling in matching funds, Florida taxpayers contributed $4.2 million to the winning …

Matt Caldwell concedes race for Agriculture Commissioner following recount

Republican candidate Matt Caldwell on Monday conceded the race for Agriculture Commissioner to Democratic opponent Nikki Fried. Caldwell was the last …

Report: Brenda Snipes resigns as Broward elections supervisor

Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation, according to a report in the Sun-Sentinel. The departure comes …

Nikki Fried claims victory as Matt Caldwell eyes South Florida totals

Democrat Nikki Fried declared victory once again in Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner race. “I’m honored to serve as your next Commissioner …

Florida finished its hand recount. Here’s how it turned out.

A complete hand recount of a close U.S. Senate race and an even tighter Agriculture Commissioner contest ultimately produced no …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Senate Democrats select Audrey Gibson as 2018-20 leader

The Senate Democratic Caucus met Monday to select Jacksonville’s Audrey Gibson as its 2018-20 Leader. Members also nominated Tallahassee’s Bill Montford as …

Jose Oliva primed to assume House Speaker post

During a ceremonial meeting of Florida House Republicans, members unanimously nominated Jose Oliva as House Speaker and MaryLynn Magar Speaker …
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Capital City Consulting rakes in $2.5M in third quarter earnings

Lobbying shop Capital City Consulting posted another banner report for the third quarter of the year, reeling well over $2 …
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The Rubin Group earns $1.75M in Q3 compensation

New compensation reports show top-flight lobbying firm The Rubin Group earned an estimated $1.75 million in pay from their legislative …

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Matt Caldwell should ‘concede’ ASAP

Just a few days ago, Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner Matt Caldwell told Florida Politics that he had “zero interest …

Takeaways from Tallahassee — Old he-coon reunion

December 12 will mark twenty years since the passing of Florida’s former Democratic U.S. Senator and Governor Lawton Chiles. Yet, …