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American tennis icon Althea Gibson was a trailblazer, and FAMU is making sure future generations know that.

Drew WilsonFebruary 5, 2018

Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell announced another block endorsement for his Agriculture Commissioner campaign from colleagues in the Florida House Monday, this time mostly from the Tampa Bay area. “I am proud to receive the endorsements from my colleagues. I will continue to work hard to earn support from Floridians across the Sunshine State, who […]

Brendan FarringtonJanuary 15, 2016

A bill that would limit the number of Florida Lottery scratch-off games and cap ticket prices at $5 was overwhelmingly approved by a House committee Wednesday after lawmakers criticized the department for using the games to prey on the state’s poorest residents. The House Government Operations Subcommittee voted 12-1 in favor of the bill. Rep. […]

Jim RosicaOctober 20, 2015

North Florida congressional candidate Mary Thomas has scored another endorsement from a staunch conservative. Thomas, seeking the seat held by first-term Democrat Gwen Graham, on Tuesday announced the support of state Rep. Mike Hill, a Pensacola Beach Republican. “Mary shares my values on limited government, reining in profligate spending and adhering to the Constitution,” he said in a […]

Drew WilsonAugust 10, 2015

July fundraising numbers are in, though none of the big ticket Senate races for 2016 got much action, and with the Special Session on Redistricting, it should stay that way for sitting lawmakers during the back half of August. Fort Walton Beach Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz brought in $16,855 for the month and spent $7,629, leaving him with a […]

Phil AmmannJuly 30, 2015

Conservative state Rep. Dennis Baxley received a pair of endorsements Wednesday in his bid for Florida Senate District 5. Throwing support behind Baxley are Levy County Schools Superintendent Robert Hastings and Gilchrist County Commissioner D. Ray Harrison Jr. “In our little country church, we constantly pray for good, righteous, leaders who honor our Constitution and […]

Drew WilsonJune 21, 2015

As of June, none of the 12 Florida Senators running for reelection is facing much of a challenge — Democratic Sen. Jeff Clemens is the only incumbent to draw an opponent so far, but it won’t derail him from another term. District 29 looks set as well, with Democratic Rep. Jim Waldman having a clear path to take over for outgoing Sen. Jeremy […]

Drew WilsonJune 10, 2015

Campaign finance numbers released Wednesday show Ocala Republican Rep. Dennis Baxley raised $42,665 for his District 5 Senate campaign in May, bringing his contribution total to $143,825. Expenditures for the month totaled $4,906, leaving the Baxley campaign with $123,000 cash on hand. The representative had a banner month in February, bringing in $79,500, but campaign rules […]


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