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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

Yellow wristbands, segregation for Florida homeless in Irma

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Shelby Hoogendyk says that when she, her husband and her 17-month-old son arrived at an emergency shelter as Hurricane Irma closed in, they were separated from others by yellow wristbands and told to stay in an area with other people like them – the homeless. Sheriff’s deputies, she says, told them the wristbands were prompted by problems that arose among homeless people at the shelter during Hurricane Matthew a year earlier.

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Doesn’t this nursery deserve a medical marijuana license too?

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It’s no secret that the Florida Department of Health could have handled implementing medical marijuana laws in the Sunshine State better, and it’s starting to look like they bungled it bad enough their outside private counsel – not patients in dire need of relief – are reaping the benefits on the backs of taxpayers.

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Report: Can Florida Republicans finally win back-to-back U.S. Senate races?

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Over the past century Florida has never elected a Republican in back-to-back U.S. Senate elections, making the Sunshine State somewhat of a rare bird. Despite having a veritable stranglehold on the state legislature, and the fact that it will have held the Governor’s Mansion for 20 years by the time Rick Scott leaves office, the GOP has yet to string together consecutive victories for U.S. Senate, notes Eric Ostermeier of Smart Politics.

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In new ad, Fla. Dems continue effort to tie Rick Baker to Donald Trump

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If the special election this week in state Senate District 40 proved anything, it’s that Donald Trump has become political poison for Republican candidates. It’s not surprising then that the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is doubling down on its effort to link Rick Baker to the president as St. Petersburg’s mayoral race enters the final stretch. The FDP is out with a new ad that slams Baker and Trump for “refusing to act on climate change,” while highlighting Mayor Rick…

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Republicans question Bill Nelson over fundraising from Hurricane Irma

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As Rahm Emanuel once said: “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Bill Nelson may be taking that advice to heart.

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – 9.29.17

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. Congratulations to the Florida Chamber Foundation for putting on a successful 2017 Future of Florida Forum in Orlando this week. Judging from the tweets, the show was a hit:

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