Lois Frankel’s campaign cash towers, but two Republicans best her in Q1 money added

Four out of nine candidates in race for CD 22 seat raised six figures in the first quarter.
1 11min

Matt Gaetz supports Alex Andrade re-election effort

“Alex is one of the best conservative fighters in Northwest Florida.”
2 4min

Democratic Black Caucus endorses Nikki Fried for Governor

Fried spoke this weekend at the group’s annual conference in Orlando.
3 4min

Democratic Black Caucus endorses Nikki Fried for Governor

Fried spoke this weekend at the group’s annual conference in Orlando.
3 4min

Florida Family Action endorses Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner

The Florida Senate President has shored up backing from social and fiscal conservative leaders.
1 3min

Charlie Crist turning up ‘happy warrior’ pitch

‘I’m an optimist. And I’m hopeful. And I’m a happy warrior.’
10 6min

Charlie Crist pledges order banning state action on abortions

Crist’s pledged order sets Democratic Primary Election position on abortion rights.
12 7min

Rick Scott makes case for Joe Biden’s resignation to New Hampshire audience

‘I think they ought to go to him and say you can’t do the job.’
8 4min

Grover Norquist endorses Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner

It’s latest high-profile endorsement from conservative circles.
1 3min

Research shows Ron DeSantis with second-worst LGBTQ reputation of any Governor

Signal AI finds only Texas Gov. Greg Abbott fares worse on the issue.
13 4min

New national poll shows Rick Scott unpopular across demographic divides

Conservatives and Republicans present the only exceptions.
14 4min

‘Stay Woke Go Vote’ rally aims to awaken South Florida’s voting might

Broward County’s voter turnout usually falls below the state average and Democratic leaders are hoping to change that.
9 5min

2022 – Congressional


Lois Frankel’s campaign cash towers, but two Republicans best her in Q1 money added

Four out of nine candidates in race for CD 22 seat raised six figures in the first quarter.
1 11min

Appellate court reinstates Gov. DeSantis’ congressional map

But there’s not yet a decision whether to reverse a circuit judge decision to replace the map before the Midterms.
2 6min

2022 – Legislative


Matt Gaetz supports Alex Andrade re-election effort

“Alex is one of the best conservative fighters in Northwest Florida.”
2 4min

Nick DiCeglie backs Jason Holloway for HD 58

Holloway has also earned endorsements from state Sens. Joe Gruters and Jeff Brandes.
0 3min

Juan Carlos Porras reaps $31K in first month of fundraising for HD 119

Porras’ April gains land him third in a five-way, Republicans-only fundraising contest for House District 119.
0 12min

Tom Fabricio gains endorsements from Esteban ‘Steve’ Bovo, Manny Cid for House re-election

‘His work has enhanced the quality of life in our communities, and I know he will continue to serve us well in Tallahassee.’
0 5min

Paul Renner endorses Alex Andrade re-election bid

‘Alex Andrade is the leader Northwest Florida needs.’
0 3min

Culture Wars


Homeland Security warns abortion ruling could increase extremist violence

The U.S. Marshals Service has Supreme Court justices under 24-hour security.
3 5min

Free speech activist says he’s been blocked out of the Rotunda’s Free Speech Zone

Chaz Stevens has been putting up displays in the Capitol Rotunda Free Speech Zone for nearly a decade.
7 7min

Disney edges out Ron DeSantis in popularity poll

31% of respondents didn’t have a take at all on DeSantis.
89 5min

Show of support for abortion rights expected at U.S. rallies

Polls show that most Americans want to preserve access to abortion.
1 3min

Some Catholic abortion foes are uneasy about overturning Roe

Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called on the faithful to pray and fast.
4 14min

Marco Rubio, Ashley Moody warn feds about SCOTUS abortion intimidation

‘As you know, there is an ongoing, coordinated campaign of intimidation.’
3 5min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


HCA Healthcare Good Government Group snags Pollie award

‘The success of our Good Government Group is a result of our shared passion and dedication to caring for and improving human life.’
0 3min

Americans for Prosperity-Florida offers insurance tips to lawmakers ahead of Special Session

A list of specific suggestions tackles state-run insurance, roofing deductibles and tort reform.
2 5min

Lawmakers to meet for Special Session on property insurance

The special session comes after lawmakers failed to pass insurance legislation during their regular session.
1 4min

Jimmy Patronis cheers extension of benefits for fire investigators

The Cabinet member has worked to grow benefits for first responders.
0 3min

Gov. DeSantis vetoes bill increasing motor vehicle exemption in bankruptcy

DeSantis vetoed the bill “in an effort to not incentivize bankruptcy.”
3 4min

South Florida


Gov. DeSantis appoints two to North Broward Hospital District Board

One returning member is a private school principal. The other is a wealth management adviser.
0 3min

Gov. DeSantis receives bill clearing $5M for boy rendered quadriplegic by hospital error

The boy was 6 when a lab technician’s alleged error at Jackson Memorial Hospital changed his life.
2 8min

Michelle Oyola McGovern wins business endorsement for Palm Beach County Commission race

The health care administrator is in a four-way race to represent the western swath of the county.
0 4min

Sugar, other farmers fire back after ‘political attacks’ from Brian Mast, environmental activists

‘These attacks threaten to further outsource our domestic food supply and increase our reliance on foreign countries for food.’
0 4min

Internal poll shows Matt Willhite leading Palm Beach County Commission race

His lead grows to 22 points when voters hear about his background.
0 4min

‘I will stay focused’: David Richardson ends HD 106 campaign, will remain on Miami Beach Commission

It’s been an active two months for David Richardson, whose 2022 election cycle journey has now come full circle.
1 5min

Latest from Bill Day



Federal


Joe Biden’s approval dips to lowest of presidency: AP poll

Just 18% of Americans say Biden’s policies helped more than hurt the economy.
3 11min

U.S lawmakers urge binding vote on Puerto Rico statehood

Darren Soto is sponsoring the legislation that is likely doomed in the Senate, as Republicans oppose statehood for Puerto Rico.
3 5min

Rick Scott says ‘incompetent people’ are the problem with Joe Biden White House

‘You would never, ever in your wildest dreams hire these people.’
22 4min

Joe Biden invokes Defense Production Act for formula shortage

Biden is also authorizing what the White House is calling ‘Operation Fly Formula.’
0 9min

Rick Scott attaboys Elon Musk’s Democratic diss

‘I think every American’s thinking this way.’
2 3min

6 months in, Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan has 4,300 projects

Of the announced $110 billion, $52.5 billion is for federal highway funding this fiscal year.
0 7min

Foreign Affairs


Senate readies final congressional OK of $40B Ukraine aid

That spending concerned some Trump-friendly Republicans in Congress.
0 10min

U.S. to ease a few economic sanctions against Venezuela

The limited changes will allow Chevron to negotiate its license with the state-owned oil company.
0 8min

Florida political leaders react to change in Cuba policy

The foreign policy shift holds significant weight in the Sunshine State.
2 15min

White House moves to loosen remittance, flight rules on Cuba

Rick Scott said he would put a hold on relevant Biden nominees until decision is reversed.
0 9min

McDonald’s to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers

Ukraine restaurants are closed, but McDonald’s said it is continuing to pay employees’ full salaries.
0 7min

Explainer: Why is Hungary blocking sanctions on Russian oil?

Hungary has been accused of backsliding on democratic values.
1 11min

Epilogue: Trump


Ron DeSantis bests Donald Trump in Wisconsin GOP straw poll

Most 2024 polls show the former President as the GOP frontrunner. Could that change?
5 3min

Donald Trump pays $110K fine, must submit paperwork to end contempt

Trump paid the fine Thursday but must still submit additional paperwork to have the contempt order lifted.
0 2min

Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump

The Tesla CEO called the former President’s Twitter suspension a “morally bad decision.”
3 9min


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