#FlaPol in Review: A weekend roundup


Father’s Day greetings and discussions of the Donald Trump administration’s practice of separating migrant children from their parents crowded Florida’s political Twitter feed this week, and some politicians linked the holiday to the happenings at the border.

A reminder: While most pols messaged on the holiday, this edition will only include a few dad’s day sentiments.

Gov. Rick Scott, who’s competing on the top of the ticket against Sen. Bill Nelson, is looking forward to and anticipating working with Colombia:

Nelson, meanwhile, appeared in Tampa Saturday with his Republican colleague Sen. Marco Rubio:

In the race for Governor, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham shared a throwback photo of her and her father Bob Graham, a former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor:

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who’s competing alongside Democratic candidates in the Governor’s race, tied the border happenings to Sunday’s holiday:

Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine made sure his team had a presence at a North Florida Pride celebration:

Orlando businessman Chris King wasn’t too happy with Agriculture Commissioner and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam’s response to the news at the border:

Putnam, meanwhile, is actively rolling out endorsements from leaders in law enforcement:

In the statewide races for Cabinet, Denise Grimsley hit Southwest Florida for her campaign for Agriculture Commissioner:


Attorney General hopeful Sean Shaw traveled diagonally up the state:

Matt Caldwell, who’s running for Agriculture Commissioner, found himself in Clay County:

Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody stumped through Pinellas:

Congressman Ted Deutch isn’t happy about the current state of immigration policy:

Nor is state Rep. Margaret Good:

State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith weighed in on Scott’s World Cup ad:

State Rep. Jamie Grant wants pragmatic policy at the border:


Danny McAuliffe

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 [email protected]


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