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What they’re saying about Annette Taddeo’s victory in SD 40

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After three attempts at elective office, Democrat Annette Taddeo finally won Tuesday’s special election to represent Miami-area Florida Senate District 40.

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Insurers request steep premium hikes for Florida, but Obamacare subsidies may offset the impact

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Premiums for health care plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchange and outside the exchange will rise an average of 45 percent in Florida this year, according to state officials. However that doesn’t mean consumers will end up spending more money. In fact, they could end up seeing slight decreases.

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Justin Bean again decries level of partisanship in City Council race

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For the second time since the end of the primary election in the race for St. Pete’s City Council District 6 seat, Justin Bean is making it a point to let voters know that, while he may be a Republican, he’s not a Donald Trump Republican.

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SD 40 race could be Donald Trump test for Democrats

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Florida Democrats are facing a test to see whether anti-President Donald Trump politics will give them a boost ahead of a critical election year and perhaps signal a turnaround after two decades of Republican dominance in the Legislature. They’ve made Trump a focal point in a special election set for Tuesday to replace a Miami-area Republican state senator who resigned after using racial slurs in front of black colleagues. The Republican in the race, state Rep. Jose Felix “Pepi” Diaz, was a contestant on…

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Jack Latvala says he agrees with Donald Trump’s criticism of NFL players

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After Tampa Bay Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans opted not to stand for the national anthem in protest of Donald Trump’s election, Pinellas state Sen. Jack Latvala said he would personally boycott Bucs games until Evans apologized or was cut from the team.

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Case Keenum has career day as Vikes blitz Bucs

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Case Keenum gave Minnesota a brilliant performance in relief of Sam Bradford, passing for three touchdowns and a career-high 369 yards without a turnover to guide the Vikings to a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Stefon Diggs had 173 yards receiving and caught two of Keenum’s throws for scores, one short and one long.

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House candidate Lawrence McClure has not voted in a non-presidential primary election, records show

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Presumably, Lawrence McClure will vote for himself in next month’s Republican primary election in House District 58. If so, it would be the first primary election in which the 30-year-old Dover native has voted.

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