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Chris King issues bold, forward-thinking statement on climate change

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Chris King believes Florida can both fight climate change and spur the economy, declaring that it could be “the smartest investment Florida makes this century.” At the same time, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate recounted forecasters’ worst fears for the Sunshine State if sea levels and temperatures continue to rise as predicted.

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More Florida Forest Service firefighters to head out West

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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam Thursday said he’s sending 24 more wildland firefighters from the Florida Forest Service to help fight fires out West.

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Adam Putnam sees “pathway” to open carry, campus carry

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Agriculture Commissioner and Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam Tuesday said “there is absolutely a pathway” to bring back open carry and to permit what’s called “campus carry” in Florida. “We have a track record of law-abiding citizens in Florida who submit their fingerprints, undergo background checks, and lawfully exercise their Second Amendment right,” he told reporters.

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Florida Democrats slam Adam Putnam for Facebook comment about anti-NRA protest in Tampa

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The Florida Democratic Party is taking Adam Putnam to task a day after the Agricultural Commissioner and gubernatorial nominee mocked an anti-National Rifle Association protest held in Tampa. “Classic progressive move,” Putnam wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. “Desperate attempt to limit our 2nd Amendment rights.” Listed below his comment was a link to a story that Florida Politics reported about Sunday, when more than 80 citizens marched in downtown Tampa against a provocative NRA television ad featuring conservative…

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Takeaways from Tallahassee — You gotta know when to fold ’em

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Talk about being “busted.” A Tallahassee attorney who fronted “large sums of money” to a professional poker player is suing after the player lost over $22,000 of that bankroll in unauthorized side gambling, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

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Eight grassroots leaders give thumbs up to Gwen Graham

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Democrat Gwen Graham is adding eight new endorsements Friday in her quest to become the state’s next governor. The endorsements announced by her campaign include a host of young and engaged grassroots leaders from across the state.

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Gwen Graham now taking on Adam Putnam over drilling

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Democratic candidate for governor Gwen Graham is now making offshore drilling an issue in the race, calling out Republican candidate Adam Putnam for not opposing President Donald Trump‘s efforts “to expand drilling off Florida’s beaches.” “Representing the Gulf Coast in Congress, I saw the long-lasting negative effects the BP oil spill had on our state’s economy,” she said in a statement. Graham represented the state’s 2nd Congressional District in 2015–17.

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