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Bill Nelson sponsors bill to ban bump stocks for assault weapons

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Saying, “they are for killing,” Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson sponsored a bill Wednesday to ban so-called “bump stocks” like the ones Las Vegas police say Stephen Paddock used in his deadly slaughter Sunday night in Las Vegas.

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Congressional aide probe includes workers in six Florida Democrats’ offices

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Arrested Democratic congressional staffer Imran Awan or his relatives — all reportedly under federal criminal investigation — also worked for five other Democratic Florida members of Congress besides U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is on the hot seat.

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Gay rights is personal for Florida gubernatorial candidates

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Two of Florida’s leading Democrats running for governor are sharing personal stories of why civil rights protections for gays and lesbians are important.

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Jeremy Ring joins Dems’ calls for Rick Scott not release voter rolls to Donald Trump

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Democratic state financial officer candidate Jeremy Ring has joined the call from most other Florida Democrats in urging the administration of Gov. Rick Scott to refuse the request from the administration of President Donald Trump to release state voter rolls to a federal commission. Ring contended that the governor’s “number one job is to protect Floridians” and that the privacy of millions of Floridians is at risk. “As a candidate for chief financial officer, as a Floridian, and — above…

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Chris King picks up Nick Duran’s endorsement in Democrats’ governor race

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Chris King’s performance in the Democratic candidates’ gubernatorial forum earlier this month in Fort Lauderdale apparently won him the backing of at least one South Florida lawmaker, state Rep. Nicholas Duran of Miami. Duran, a freshman who emerged in this year’s Legislative Session as a leading voice for the Democrats on health care policy and anti-addition policy, announced his endorsement of King Wednesday morning, through King’s campaign. “Chris’s performance during the Gubernatorial Forum last week confirmed what I’ve known for…

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Victor Torres jumps on Gwen Graham bandwagon

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Orlando’s Democratic state Sen. Victor Torres has thrown his support behind former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham for governor. Torres is a first-term senator who spent two terms in the Florida House of Representatives. “As someone who has lived a full life full of hard work, I can tell you nothing provides more insight into what Floridians need than real life experiences. Raising three children, volunteering in the PTA and working for her local school district, Gwen Graham has the knowledge…

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Another state lawmaker, Patrick Henry, backs Andrew Gillum

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Democratic state Rep. Patrick Henry of Daytona Beach has thrown his support behind Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in the 2018 governor’s race. Henry is a first-term representative. “Mayor Gillum will bring bold and needed leadership to our state’s most pressing issues including a stagnant economy that produces too many low-wage jobs, a health care system that leaves too many behind and a chronically underfunded education system,” Henry stated in a news release issued by Gillum’s campaign. Gillum faces former U.S.…

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