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RPOF Launches Effort to Win Numbers Game

Republicans have enjoyed almost total control of state government since Jeb Bush was elected in 1998. But by one measurement — voter registration — they have continued to lag behind Democrats. The state GOP, however, sent out a news release Thursday touting what it calls “Project Majority Red,” which is aimed at overtaking Democrats in… Continue reading RPOF Launches Effort to Win Numbers Game

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Scott backs Trump on immigration

Gov. Rick Scott weighed in Tuesday on President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order requiring additional vetting of nationals from seven countries with a majority of Muslim residents. Scott, a major Trump supporter, praised the president for his focus on “the security of Americans.” “I believe we now have a president that is going to work… Continue reading Scott backs Trump on immigration

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McCollum Goes to Bat for DeVos

Former Florida Attorney General and Congressman Bill McCollum has written an opinion piece for The Washington Post defending the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary. McCollum, writing as chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee, described Democratic opposition to DeVos as “the last desperate gasp of a liberal establishment that has ignored the interests… Continue reading McCollum Goes to Bat for DeVos

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Buchanan Takes Lead on Animal Protection

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., will co-chair a bipartisan congressional group seeking humane treatment of animals and the preservation of wildlife. Buchanan and U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., will lead the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, which as more than 120 members, Buchanan’s office said in a news release Monday. “Stopping animal cruelty and protecting endangered wildlife should be… Continue reading Buchanan Takes Lead on Animal Protection

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Nelson: Trump Immigration Move ‘Not the Answer’

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla, issued a brief statement Sunday criticizing President Donald Trump’s executive order that seeks to at least temporarily prevent immigration from seven Muslim countries. “We have to do everything we can to protect ourselves from those who want to do us harm, but a hastily-issued policy that bans everyone from one… Continue reading Nelson: Trump Immigration Move ‘Not the Answer’

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Morgan to Have the Microphone in Tallahassee

Orlando attorney John Morgan, who has been pondering a 2018 run for governor after leading the drive to pass a medical-marijuana constitutional amendment, will have the microphone next week just a few blocks from the Capitol. Morgan, a Democrat, is slated to speak Thursday during a luncheon meeting of the Capital Tiger Bay Club at… Continue reading Morgan to Have the Microphone in Tallahassee