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#FlaPol in Review: A weekend roundup

Twitter’s tagline says it all: “It’s what’s happening.”

In Florida, the sharpest pols know the Twittersphere is a great tool to get the message out. And over the weekend, it’s easy to overlook some of their activity.

But don’t worry, Florida Politics has you covered.

Big news came Friday night when President Donald Trump announced successful missile strikes in Syria. Florida’s U.S. Senators came out in support of the assault. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson did so via Twitter:

Gov. Rick Scott, who hopes to unseat Nelson this fall, shared a similar message:

Nelson also spoke with Florida A & M University and Florida State University Democrats in Tallahassee:

Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio was busy at the 8th Summit of the Americas:

Congresswoman Val Demings joined her husband Sheriff Jerry Demings, who’s vying for Orange County’s Mayor post, at the Cattle Baron’s Ball.

Congressman Darren Soto took the ‘blue wave’ oath:

Republican state Rep. and state Senate candidate Manny Diaz Jr. spent his Saturday canvassing South Florida’s SD 36:

Democratic Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith embraced students, including some from Parkland, while accepting the 2018 Voice for Equality Award:

State Rep. Danny Burgess took his camp to the lanes:

In the midst of a statewide bid for Attorney General, state Rep. Sean Shaw spoke to Democrats in Citrus County:

Democrats state Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez and state Rep. David Richardson appeared at a Legislative Session recap on Saturday:

Democratic Reps. Nicholas Duran and Kionne McGhee aided Sen. Rodriguez in his reelection bid:

Rep. Matt Caldwell continues to make the rounds for his statewide bid for Agriculture Commissioner:

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Danny McAuliffe is a Tallahassee correspondent for Florida Politics. He is a graduate of Florida State University, where he served as the editor of the FSView & Florida Flambeau. He is a lifelong Floridian and indulges in swimming, hiking, running and memes when the news cycle permits. Reach him at dmcauliffe500@gmail.com.

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