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Brevard Sheriff endorses Ashley Moody for Attorney General

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Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey is endorsing Republican Ashley Moody as Florida’s next Attorney General.

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Ashley Moody to hold AG campaign kick-off event on June 29

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Ashley Moody will officially kick off her Attorney General campaign with an event in Tampa later this month. Moody will hold a campaign kickoff at 6 p.m., June 29 at The Floridan Palace in Tampa. The event comes weeks after the former Hillsborough circuit judge threw her hat in the race to replace Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2018. The 42-year-old was first elected to the 13th Judicial Circuit when she was 31 years old, making her the youngest judge…

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Planning begins for Jay Fant run for Attorney General

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Republican State Rep. Jay Fant has the safest of safe seats on Jacksonville’s deep-red Westside. However, in the even deeper-red Florida House, he found himself on the losing side of this week’s debate about Enterprise Florida. Fant spoke passionately and futilely about the need to maintain incentive programs, a position not shared by most of the legislative body. However, there is a narrative suggesting the Florida House is not Fant’s end game. Rep. Fant, who has not filed for re-election, is…

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More Republicans say AG Jeff Sessions should recuse himself

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The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ talks with the Soviet ambassador (all times local): 11:25 a.m. attorneyAttorney The top House Democrat says Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath when he told the Senate Judiciary that he had no contacts with the Russian government and says he should resign. Nancy Pelosi says, “Perjury is a crime.” In the meantime, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling upon…

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Barbara Watson proposes statewide commission to review police shootings

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Last year, the city of Tampa joined Orlando, Miami, Key West and St. Petersburg as the only municipalities in Florida with Citizens Review Boards to police actions and policies. According to a South Florida House Democrat, that’s not nearly comprehensive enough to keep a watchful eye on deadly interactions between the police and the public. And that’s why Miami Beach Gardens Representative Barbara Watson filed a bill last week that would create special review commission to reveal fatal use-of-force incidents by law enforcement personnel.…

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Head of NATO talks to Donald Trump

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The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump‘s transition activities (all times EST): 2:15 p.m. — NATO says its secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg spoke with President-elect Donald Trump for the first time to congratulate the businessman on his election victory. The military alliance says both leaders agreed during a telephone call on Friday that progress has been made on making sure member countries are sharing the defense burden, but that there is more to do. NATO became a debated part of the presidential…

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Wilton Simpson concerned over homeowner privacy

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State Sen. Wilton Simpson has been considering legislation to protect homeowners against unwanted intrusion from local code inspectors. The Trilby Republican had asked Attorney General Pam Bondi‘s office about the legality of “code enforcement inspectors gain(ing) access to residential properties” without prior permission. This week, the office replied with an informal opinion that “a local code inspector is without authority to enter any private, commercial, or residential property … without the consent of the owner or the operator or occupant of such premises,…

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